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Learning & Language

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Life & Death

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Preferred Name:
LANCHESTER
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Rural District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10173711
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 667.

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
COUNTY DURHAM Administrative County 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 667.

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 BRANDON AND BYSHOTTLES UD part of Esh CP Area: 502 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. 81424. The County of Durham Review Order, 1935; 1.4.1937 M. of H. Order No. 86335. The County of Durham Review Order, 1937
01 Apr 1937 was reduced to enlarge CONSETT UD Ebchester CP and parts of Knitsley, Lanchester and Medomsley CPs Area: 5141 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. 86335. The County of Durham Review Order, 1937
01 Apr 1937 was reduced to enlarge STANLEY UD parts of Craghead and Medomsley CPs Area: 761 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. 86335. The County of Durham Review Order, 1937

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BILLINGSIDE Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1866 1887 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 93.
COLLIERLEY CP/Tn/Ch Parish-level Unit 1894 1896 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 96.
CORNSAY CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1866   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 96.
CRAGHEAD CP Parish-level Unit 1896 1937 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 97.
EBCHESTER Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 99.
ESH Ch/CP Parish-level Unit 1866   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 100.
GREENCROFT CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1866   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 102.
HEALEYFIELD Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1866   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 104.
HEDLEYHOPE CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1866   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 104.
KNITSLEY CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1937 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 107.
KYO CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1866 1937 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 107.
LANCHESTER CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 107.
LANGLEY Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1866   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 108.
MEDOMSLEY Ch/CP Parish-level Unit 1866 1937 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 108.
MUGGLESWICK AP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 110.
SATLEY CP/Ch Parish-level Unit 1866   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 113.
TANFIELD CP/Ch Parish-level Unit 1894 1895 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 116.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Lanchester 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/10173711

Date accessed: 31st October 2014