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Preferred Name:
LUTON
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Municipal Borough (until 1964)
County Borough (1964 - 1974)
Date created:
1876
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10133580
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 LUTON 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 1876 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 1933 was enlarged by gaining part of AMPTHILL RD part of Toddington CP Area: 419 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. 77050. The South Bedfordshire Review Order, 1933
01 Apr 1933 was enlarged by gaining part of LUTON RD parts of the CPs of Caddington, Houghton Regis, Hyde, and Stopsley Area: 2253 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. 77050. The South Bedfordshire Review Order, 1933
01 Apr 1939 was enlarged by gaining part of LUTON RD part of Hyde CP Area: 539 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. Provisional Order Confirmation (Luton Extension) Act, 1939
01 Apr 1964 was created from part of DUNSTABLE 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 Luton Order, 1963
01 Apr 1964 was created from part of LUTON RD parts of Caddington, Hyde, Streatley, Sundon, Toddington CPs Area: 876 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 Luton Order, 1963
01 Apr 1964 was abolished to enlarge LUTON RD Area: 102 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 Luton Order, 1963

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
LUTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1876 1894 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 8.
LUTON CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 8.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Luton 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/10133580

Date accessed: 30th July 2014