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Preferred Name:
BEDFORD
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Municipal Borough (until 1974)
Date created:
1835
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10108287
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 559.

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 BEDFORD Borough Ancient District F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 559.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BEDFORDSHIRE Administrative County 1835 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 559.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1934 was enlarged by gaining part of BEDFORD RD parts of the CPs of Biddenham, Bromham, Cardington, Clapham, Eastcotts, Elstow, and Goldington Area: 2749 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'.; M. of H. Order No. 77788. The North Bedfordshire Review Order, 1934
01 Apr 1968 was enlarged by gaining part of BEDFORD RD parts of Cardington, Clapham, Eastcotts, Ravensden, Renhold CPs Area: 421 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 Bedford (Borough of Bedford) Order, 1967
01 Apr 1968 was reduced to enlarge BEDFORD 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'.; The Bedford (Borough of Bedford) Order, 1967

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BEDFORD CP Parish-level Unit 1934   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 4.
BEDFORD ST CUTHBERT CP/AP Parish-level Unit   1934 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 4.
BEDFORD ST JOHN CP/AP Parish-level Unit   1934 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 4.
BEDFORD ST MARY CP/AP Parish-level Unit   1934 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 5.
BEDFORD ST PAUL CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 5.
BEDFORD ST PETER AP/CP Parish-level Unit   1934 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 5.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Bedford 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/10108287

Date accessed: 26th November 2014