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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:
DEVONPORT
Unit Type:
Parish-level Unit
Status:
Ancient Parish
Civil Parish
Date created:
 
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10145491
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 97.

Notes:

In the Devonport & Stoke Damerel entries in Youngs' it is indicated the Plymouth Docks ExP became Devonport CP in 1824. Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) says "Plymouth Dock" was given the name "Devonport" in 1824 by the King. However, this unit does not appear in the Census or the Registrar General's Annual Reports or on administrative maps after that date - Stoke Damerel continues until the 1890s. Youngs' actual entry for Plymouth Docks does not mention a civil parish status. Plymouth Archives said "We use the Youngs Administrative Guide to inform our knowledge of the area and I am not able to add anything" (Anne Morgan, Archivist, 25/03/2014). This unit has been altered to correspond to the 1901 Census information indicating Stoke Damerel parish was renamed on 9th November 1898 under Local Government Board Order P.1432. Youngs' abolition of the parish in 1888 to become part of Devonport CP has been removed as no supporting evidence has been discovered for this event.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
STOKE DAMEREL Official English   9-NOV-1898 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 97.
DEVONPORT Preferred English 9-NOV-1898   1901 Census of England and Wales, Table 14, 'Changes in the Boundaries of Civil Parishes, effected Local Government Acts of 1899 and 1894, and by Local Acts since 1891 - Inhabited Houses and Population 1901'.
STOKE DAMERALL Alternate English     1831 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.

Unit associations

This unit was associated with the following other units:

Nature of association Other unit involved Type of unit Authority
was succeeded by STOKE DAMEREL EP Ecclesiastical Parish F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 97.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
DEVON Ancient County     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 97.
DEVONPORT Inc/PLPar/RegD Poor Law Union/Reg. District     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 97.
CLOWANCE Registration sub-District     1871 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area; Houses and Inhabitants, 1861 and 1871, in the Parishes and Places comprised in each Superintendent Registrar's District'.
DEVONPORT USD Sanitary District     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 97.
DEVONPORT MB/CB Local Government District 1837 1914 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 97.
MORICE Registration sub-District   1-APR-1900 1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
PLYMOUTH Borough Ancient District     1831 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
PLYMOUTH MB/CB Local Government District 1914 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 83.
ROBOROUGH Hundred Ancient District     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 97.
ST AUBYN Registration sub-District     1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
STOKE Registration sub-District     1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
TAMAR Registration sub-District     1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
  was enlarged by gaining part of PENNYCROSS Ch/CP Houses in 1901: 305.   1901 Census of England and Wales, Table 14, 'Changes in the Boundaries of Civil Parishes, effected Local Government Acts of 1899 and 1894, and by Local Acts since 1891 - Inhabited Houses and Population 1901'.; LGBO P1462
  was enlarged by gaining part of ST BUDEAUX CP/Ch Houses in 1901: 841.   1901 Census of England and Wales, Table 14, 'Changes in the Boundaries of Civil Parishes, effected Local Government Acts of 1899 and 1894, and by Local Acts since 1891 - Inhabited Houses and Population 1901'.; LGBO P1462
  was enlarged by gaining part of WESTON PEVERELL CP   1901 Census of England and Wales, Table 14, 'Changes in the Boundaries of Civil Parishes, effected Local Government Acts of 1899 and 1894, and by Local Acts since 1891 - Inhabited Houses and Population 1901'.; Devonport Corporation Act, 1900

Lower level units

We know of no units which were contained within this unit.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Devonport CP/AP through time | Census tables with data for the Parish-level Unit, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10145491

Date accessed: 14th October 2019