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Preferred Name:
WHISTON
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Rural District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10167036
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 689.

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

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
LANCASHIRE Administrative County 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 689.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1932 was reduced to enlarge LIVERPOOL MB/CB Speke CP Area: 2526 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. 76291. The Liverpool Extension Order, 1932
01 Apr 1932 was reduced to enlarge PRESCOT UD parts of the CPs of Eccleston, Knowsley, and Whiston Area: 461 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. 76292. The Prescot UD Extension Order, 1932
01 Apr 1934 was reduced to enlarge ST HELENS MB/CB parts of the CPs of Eccleston and Windle Area: 666 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'.; The St. Helens Corporation Act, 1933
01 Apr 1952 was reduced to enlarge LIVERPOOL MB/CB parts of Hale, Halewood CPs Area: 452 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; Liverpool Extension Act, 1951
01 Apr 1954 was reduced to enlarge ST HELENS MB/CB part of Windle CP Area: 915 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; St. Helens (Extension) Order, 1954
07 Aug 1956 was abolished to enlarge LIVERPOOL MB/CB part of Kirkby 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 Local Government Declaration under Section 145 of the LGA, 1933 (Alteration of watercourses)
07 Aug 1956 was enlarged by gaining part of LIVERPOOL MB/CB 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 Local Government Declaration under Section 145 of the LGA, 1933 (Alteration of watercourses)
01 Apr 1958 was reduced to create KIRKBY UD parts of Kirkby, Knowsley CPs Area: 4293 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 Local Government Order No. 7185. The County of Lancaster (Kirkby U.D.) Confirmation Order, 1958

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BOLD CP/Tn Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 150.
CRONTON Tn/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 159.
DITTON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit   1920 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 163.
ECCLESTON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 164.
HALE Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 169.
HALEWOOD CP/Tn Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 169.
KIRKBY CP/Ch Parish-level Unit 1922 1958 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 176.
KNOWSLEY CP/Tn Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 177.
RAINHILL Tn/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 196.
SPEKE CP/Tn Parish-level Unit   1932 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 202.
TARBOCK CP/Tn Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 203.
WHISTON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 211.
WINDLE CP/Tn Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 213.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Whiston 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/10167036

Date accessed: 31st October 2014