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Preferred Name:
BIRMINGHAM
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Municipal Borough (until 1889)
County Borough (1889 - 1974)
Date created:
1838
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10101001
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 750.

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 BIRMINGHAM Borough Ancient District F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 750.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
WARWICKSHIRE Administrative County 1838 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 750.
WEST MIDLANDS Conurbation     1951 Census of England and Wales, Table 1, '[Table giving details of make-up of Conurbations; details need to be added]'.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
09 Nov 1911 was enlarged by the abolition of ASTON MANOR UD/MB Area: 960 acres.   1921 Census of England and Wales, Table 6, 'Intercensal Changes in Boundaries, 1911-21'.; LGB Provisional Order 1910 Confirmation (No. 13) Act, 1911
09 Nov 1911 was enlarged by the abolition of ERDINGTON UD Area: 4630 acres.   1921 Census of England and Wales, Table 6, 'Intercensal Changes in Boundaries, 1911-21'.; LGB Provisional Order 1910 Confirmation (No. 13) Act, 1911
09 Nov 1911 was enlarged by the abolition of HANDSWORTH UD Area: 3667 acres.   1921 Census of England and Wales, Table 6, 'Intercensal Changes in Boundaries, 1911-21'.; LGB Provisional Order 1910, Confirmation (No. 13) Act, 1911
09 Nov 1911 was enlarged by the abolition of HANDSWORTH UD Area: 3667 acres.   1921 Census of England and Wales, Table 6, 'Intercensal Changes in Boundaries, 1911-21'.; LGB Provisional Order 1910 Confirmation (No. 13) Act, 1911
09 Nov 1911 was enlarged by the abolition of YARDLEY RD Area: 7590 acres.   1921 Census of England and Wales, Table 6, 'Intercensal Changes in Boundaries, 1911-21'.; LGB Provisional Order 1910 Confirmation (No. 13) Act, 1911
01 Apr 1964 was reduced to create SOLIHULL UD/CB/MB Area: 16 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'.; The Solihull Order, 1963
01 Apr 1964 was enlarged by the abolition of SOLIHULL UD/CB/MB Area: 9 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'.; The Solihull Order, 1963
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by the abolition of ALDRIDGE UD Area: 1 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to create ALDRIDGE BROWNHILLS UD Area: 1 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of BROMSGROVE RD parts of Alvechurch, Cofton Hackett, Frankley, Wythall CPs Area: 137 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge BROMSGROVE RD Area: 1 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. 23544. The County of Worcestershire (Redditch U.D. and Bromsgrove R.D.) Confirmation Order, 1966
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge HALESOWEN UD/MB Area: 15 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of HALESOWEN UD/MB Area: 73 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of MERIDEN RD parts of Bickenhill, Castle Bromwich, Kingshurst CPs Area: 9 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge MERIDEN RD Area: 2 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by the abolition of SMETHWICK CB/MB/UD Area: 3 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of SUTTON COLDFIELD MB Area: 46 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge SUTTON COLDFIELD MB Area: 5 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to create WARLEY CB Area: 50 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of WEST BROMWICH MB/CB Area: 9 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge WEST BROMWICH MB/CB Area: 16 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'.; The West Midlands Order, 1965

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ASTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1838 1912 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 436.
ASTON MANOR CP Parish-level Unit 1911 1912 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 436.
BALSALL HEATH CP Parish-level Unit   1912 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 437.
BIRMINGHAM CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1838 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 438.
EDGBASTON CP/Ch Parish-level Unit 1838 1912 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 444.
ERDINGTON CP/Ch Parish-level Unit 1911 1912 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 444.
HANDSWORTH CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1911 1930 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 412.
HARBORNE AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1891 1912 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 413.
KINGS NORTON CP/Ch Parish-level Unit 1891 1894 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 482.
QUINTON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1909 1912 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 451.
YARDLEY AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1911 1912 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 493.
How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10101001

Date accessed: 20th April 2014