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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:
WAKEFIELD
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Municipal Borough (until 1915)
County Borough (after 1915)
Date created:
1848
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10136313
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 774.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
WAKEFIELD Preferred English     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 774.
E461208 CASWEB identifiers for 1971 Local Govt Districts English    

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
WEST RIDING Administrative County 1848 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 774.
WEST YORKSHIRE Conurbation    

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
09 Nov 1921 was enlarged by gaining part of WAKEFIELD RD Lupset CP (As reduced Area: 910 acres.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes in Boundaries, 1921-31'.; M. of H. Provisional Orders (Ossett and Wakefield Extension) Confirmation Act, 1921
01 Apr 1936 was enlarged by gaining part of STANLEY UD Area: 329 acres. Population in 1931: 183.   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. 84517. The Doncaster, Rotherham & Wakefield Extension Order, 1936
01 Apr 1951 was enlarged by gaining part of WAKEFIELD RD part of Crigglestone CP Area: 500 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)'.; Wakefield Extension Act, 1950

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ALVERTHORPE WITH THORNES Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1848 1894 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 505.
BELLE VUE LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
CALDER LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
EAST ALVERTHROPE LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
EASTMOOR LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
KIRKGATE LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
LUPSET LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
LUPSET CP Parish-level Unit 1921 1925 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 578.
NORTHGATE LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
SANDAL LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
SANDAL MAGNA AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1909 1925 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 600.
STANLEY CUM WRENTHORPE Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1848 1894 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 612.
ST JOHNS LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
WAKEFIELD AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 622.
WEST ALVERTHROPE LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
WESTGATE LG_Ward Parish-level Unit     1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 3, 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wakefield CB/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/10136313

Date accessed: 13th November 2018