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Here we are presenting statistics for a historical unit, which may have changed its boundaries significantly during the period covered.

Preferred Name:
HITCHIN
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Rural District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10095980
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 626.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
HITCHIN Preferred English     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 626.
E170487 CASWEB identifiers for 1971 Local Govt Districts English    

Unit associations

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Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
HERTFORDSHIRE Administrative County 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 626.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1919 was reduced to create LETCHWORTH UD Letchworth CP Area: 3652 acres. Population in 1921: 10302.   1921 Census of England and Wales, Table 6, 'Intercensal Changes in Boundaries, 1911-21'.; The County of Hertford (Letchworth UD) Confirmation Order, 1919 (No. 64963)
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by the abolition of ASHWELL RD the whole except parts of the CPs of Barkway, Reed, and Therfield Area: 21389 acres. Population in 1931: 3390.   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'.; M. of H. Order No. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by the abolition of BUNTINGFORD RD the CPs of Rushden, Sandon, and Wallington Area: 7613 acres. Population in 1931: 840.   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'.; M. of H. Order No. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge HITCHIN UD parts of the CPs of Great Wymondley and Ippollitts Area: 199 acres. Population in 1931: 32.   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'.; M. of H. Order No. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge LETCHWORTH UD Willian CP and parts of the CPs of Graveley, Great Wymondley, Little Wymondley, and Weston Area: 1239 acres. Population in 1931: 227.   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'.; M. of H. Order No. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge ST ALBANS RD part of Kimpton CP Area: 3 acres. Population in 1931: 7.   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'.; M. of H. Order No. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge STEVENAGE UD part of Shephall CP Area: 32 acres. Population in 1931: 0.   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'.; M. of H. Order No. 80108. The County of Hertford Review Order, 1935
13 Aug 1947 was reduced to enlarge BIGGLESWADE RD part of Ickleford CP Area: 1 acres.   1951 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 30th June, 1934, and 8th April, 1951)', for 'Administrative Areas (excluding Wards)'.; M. of H. Order under Section 145, LGA, 1933 (Alteration of watercourses)
13 Aug 1947 was enlarged by gaining part of BIGGLESWADE RD part of Arlesey CP Area: 1 acres.   1951 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 30th June, 1934, and 8th April, 1951)', for 'Administrative Areas (excluding Wards)'.; M. of H. Order under Section 145 of the LGA, 1933 (Alteration of water courses)
01 Apr 1953 was abolished to enlarge STEVENAGE UD parts of Graveley, Knebworth, Wymondley CPs, the entire CP of Shephall Area: 1667 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; M. of H. and Local Government Order No. 3452. The County of Hertford (Stevenage U.D. and Hertford and Hitchin R.Ds.) Confirmation Order, 1953
01 Apr 1953 was enlarged by gaining part of STEVENAGE UD Area: 437 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; M. of H. and Local Government Order No. 3452. The County of Hertford (Stevenage U.D. and Hertford and Hitchin R.Ds.) Confirmation Order, 1953
28 Sep 1956 was reduced to enlarge BIGGLESWADE RD part of Ickleford CP Area: 1 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; M. of H. and Local Government Declaration under Section 145 of the LGA, 1933 (Alteration of watercourses)
28 Sep 1956 was enlarged by gaining part of BIGGLESWADE RD part of Arlesey CP Area: 1 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; M. of H. and Local Government Declaration under Section 145 of the LGA, 1933 (Alteration of watercourses)
01 Apr 1969 was reduced to enlarge STEVENAGE UD part of Graveley CP Area: 39 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'.; M. of H. and Local Government Order No. 41735. The County of Hertford (Stevenage U.D.) Confirmation Order, 1969

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ASHWELL AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 233.
BARKWAY AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 233.
BARLEY AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 233.
BYGRAVE AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 235.
CALDECOTE CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 235.
CLOTHALL CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 235.
CODICOTE CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 235.
GRAVELEY CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 236.
GREAT WYMONDLEY AP/Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 245.
HEXTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 238.
HINXWORTH CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 238.
HOLWELL AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1897 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 238.
ICKLEFORD Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 238.
IPPOLLITTS AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 238.
KELSHALL AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 238.
KIMPTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 238.
KINGS WALDEN CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 244.
KNEBWORTH CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 238.
LANGLEY Hmlt/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 238.
LETCHWORTH AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1919 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 239.
LILLEY CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 239.
LITTLE WYMONDLEY AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 245.
NEWNHAM AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 240.
NORTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 240.
NUTHAMPSTEAD Hmlt/CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 240.
OFFLEY AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 240.
PIRTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 240.
PRESTON Hmlt/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 240.
RADWELL AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 241.
REED AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 241.
RUSHDEN AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 1951 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'AC, MB, UD, RD; Wards of CB, MB; CP, NT'.
SANDON CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 242.
SHEPHALL AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1953 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 242.
ST PAULS WALDEN AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 244.
THERFIELD CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 243.
WALLINGTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1935 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 244.
WALSWORTH Hmlt/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 244.
WESTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 245.
WILLIAN AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 245.
WYMONDLEY CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 245.
How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10095980

Date accessed: 17th November 2018