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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:
COSFORD
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Rural District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10166690
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 683.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
COSFORD Preferred English     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 683.
E350998 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 SUFFOLK Administrative County 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 683.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge MELFORD RD parts of the CPs of Boxford and Polstead Area: 136 acres. Population in 1931: 20.   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. 79349. The West Suffolk Review Order, 1934
01 Apr 1935 was enlarged by gaining part of MELFORD RD part of Lawshall CP Area: 99 acres. Population in 1931: 3.   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. 79349. The West Suffolk Review Order, 1934
01 Apr 1935 was reduced to enlarge THINGOE RD part of Cockfield CP Area: 6 acres. Population in 1931: 0.   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. 79349. The West Suffolk Review Order, 1934
01 Apr 1952 was reduced to enlarge MELFORD RD part of Polstead CP Area: 1 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; M. of H. and LGBO No. 1337. The County of West Suffolk (Parish of Leavenheath) Confirmation Order, 1952

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ALDHAM CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 448.
BILDESTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 449.
BOXFORD AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 450.
BRENT ELEIGH AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 453.
BRETTENHAM CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 450.
CHELSWORTH CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 452.
COCKFIELD CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 452.
EDWARDSTONE CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 453.
ELMSETT AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 454.
GROTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 455.
HADLEIGH CP/AP Parish-level Unit 1894 1896 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 455.
HADLEIGH HAMLET Hmlt/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 455.
HITCHAM CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 457.
KERSEY CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 459.
KETTLEBASTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 459.
LAVENHAM CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 459.
LAYHAM CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 459.
LINDSEY CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 459.
MILDEN AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 460.
MONKS ELEIGH CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 453.
NAUGHTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit   1935 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 460.
NEDGING AP/CP Parish-level Unit   1935 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 461.
NEDGING WITH NAUGHTON CP Parish-level Unit 1935   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 461.
POLSTEAD CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 462.
PRESTON ST MARY AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 462.
SEMER CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 463.
THORPE MORIEUX CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 465.
WATTISHAM AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 466.
WHATFIELD AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 467.
How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10166690

Date accessed: 23rd October 2017