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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:
WEST LANCASHIRE
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Rural District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1974
Unit ID:
10186675
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 688.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
WEST LANCASHIRE Preferred English     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 688.
E200695 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
LANCASHIRE Administrative County 1894 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 688.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1932 was enlarged by the abolition of SEFTON RD Area: 7136 acres. Population in 1931: 2595.   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. 76293. The Lancashire (South-Western Areas) Order, 1932
01 Apr 1940 was reduced to enlarge BOOTLE MB/CB parts of Ford, Netherton, Sefton CPs Area: 422 acres.   1951 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 30th June, 1934, and 8th April, 1951)', for 'Administrative Areas (excluding Wards)'.; Bootle Corporation Act, 1939
01 Apr 1951 was reduced to enlarge BOOTLE MB/CB parts of Aintree, Netherton, Sefton CPs Area: 649 acres.   1951 Census of England and Wales, Table 5, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 30th June, 1934, and 8th April, 1951)', for 'Administrative Areas (excluding Wards)'.; Bootle Extension Act, 1950
01 Apr 1954 was abolished to enlarge LITHERLAND UD part of Sefton CP and the whole of Ford CP Area: 391 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. 3969. The County of Lancaster (Litherland U.D.) Confirmation Order, 1954
01 Apr 1956 was reduced to enlarge CROSBY MB parts of Ince Blundell, Sefton, Thornton CPs Area: 98 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; Crosby Corporation Act, 1956
01 Apr 1958 was reduced to create KIRKBY UD part of Simonswood CP Area: 380 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
01 Apr 1968 was reduced to enlarge BOOTLE MB/CB parts of Netherton, Sefton CPs Area: 113 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 Bootle (Extension) Order, 1968
01 Apr 1969 was reduced to enlarge KIRKBY UD part of Simonswood CP Area: 70 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'.; M. of H. and Local Government Order No. 40409. The County of Lancaster (Kirkby U.D.) Confirmation Order, 1968

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
AINSDALE PA/CP Parish-level Unit 1894 1905 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 142.
AINTREE Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1932 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 142.
ALTCAR AP/Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 143.
AUGHTON CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 145.
BICKERSTAFFE CP/Tn Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 147.
BISPHAM Tn/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 148.
DOWNHOLLAND Tn/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 163.
FORD CP Parish-level Unit 1932 1954 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 167.
FORMBY CP/Ch Parish-level Unit 1894 1905 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 167.
HALSALL CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 170.
HESKETH WITH BECCONSALL CP/Tn Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 172.
INCE BLUNDELL Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1932 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 176.
LYDIATE Tn/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 183.
MAGHULL Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 183.
MELLING Ch/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 187.
NETHERTON Tn/CP Parish-level Unit 1932 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 189.
NORTH MEOLS CP/AP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 187.
RUFFORD CP/AP/Ch Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 198.
SCARISBRICK Ch/Tn/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 200.
SEFTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit 1932 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 200.
SIMONSWOOD Tn/ExP/CP Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 201.
TARLETON CP/AP/Ch Parish-level Unit     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 203.
THORNTON CP/Tn Parish-level Unit 1932 1974 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 204.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, West Lancashire 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/10186675

Date accessed: 15th November 2018