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Preferred Name:
WEST BROMWICH
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Municipal Borough (until 1889)
County Borough (1889 - 1974)
Date created:
1882
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10173115
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 742.

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
STAFFORDSHIRE Administrative County 1882 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 742.
WEST MIDLANDS Conurbation     1951 Census of England and Wales, Table 1, '[Table giving details of make-up of Conurbations; details need to be added]'.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by the abolition of ALDRIDGE UD Area: 121 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by the abolition of BILSTON UD/MB Area: 2 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge BIRMINGHAM MB/CB Area: 9 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of BIRMINGHAM MB/CB Area: 16 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by the abolition of COSELEY UD Area: 152 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by the abolition of OLDBURY UD/MB Area: 11 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by the abolition of ROWLEY REGIS UD/MB Area: 44 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by the abolition of SMETHWICK CB/MB/UD Area: 20 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by the abolition of TIPTON MB/UD Area: 834 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to enlarge WALSALL CB/MB Area: 9 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by gaining part of WALSALL CB/MB Area: 14 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was reduced to create WARLEY CB Area: 32 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 West Midlands Order, 1965
01 Apr 1966 was enlarged by the abolition of WEDNESBURY MB Area: 657 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 West Midlands Order, 1965

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
PERRY BARR CP/PA Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 419.
WEST BROMWICH AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 405.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, West Bromwich 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/10173115

Date accessed: 18th April 2014