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Industry

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Social Structure

Social Structure

Social class and socio-economic groups. Concentrations of professionals, and of unskilled labourers.
Learning & Language

Learning & Language

How many people were at school. The distribution of graduates, and of the unqualified.
Life & Death

Life & Death

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Work & Poverty

Work & Poverty

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Preferred Name:
TAUNTON
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Municipal Borough
Date created:
1885
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10093200
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 671.

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

This unit was associated with the following other units:

Nature of association Other unit involved Type of unit Authority
was preceded by TAUNTON Borough Ancient District F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 671.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
SOMERSET Administrative County 1885 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 671.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1932 was enlarged by gaining part of TAUNTON RD parts of the CPs of Staplegrove, Taunton St. James Without, Taunton St. Mary Magdalen Without, & West Monkton Area: 412 acres.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; The Taunton Corporation Act, 1931
01 Apr 1958 was enlarged by gaining part of TAUNTON RD parts of Cheddon Fitzpaine, Staplegrove, Trull, West Monkton CPs Area: 147 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; The Taunton (Extension) Order, 1958
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of TAUNTON RD parts of Stoke St. Mary, West Monkton CPs Area: 27 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; Ministry of Housing and Local Government Order No. 22150. The Somerset (Borough of Taunton) Confirmation Order, 1965

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BISHOPS HULL WITHIN CP Parish-level Unit   1921 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 428.
TAUNTON CP Parish-level Unit 1921   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 438.
TAUNTON ST JAMES WITHIN CP Parish-level Unit   1921 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 439.
TAUNTON ST MARY MAGDALENE WITHIN CP Parish-level Unit   1921 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 439.
WILTON CP/Ch Parish-level Unit   1921 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 442.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Taunton MB through time | Census tables with data for the Local Government District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10093200

Date accessed: 23rd October 2014