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Housing

Numbers of houses. Overcrowding: persons per room. Amenities: central heating, baths and WCs.

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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:
GALASHIELS
Unit Type:
Scottish Burgh/District
Status:
Parliamentary Burgh (after between 1867 and 1868)
Police Burgh (1850 - 1975)
Small Burgh (1930 - 1975)
Burgh of Barony (1599 - 1632)
Date created:
1599
Date abolished:
1975
Unit ID:
10359673
Authorities:
1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
GALASHIELS Preferred English 1599 1975 1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.
S911864 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
SELKIRKSHIRE Scottish County   1975 1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
15 May 1939 was enlarged by gaining part of ROXBURGHSHIRE CLandward  
15 May 1939 was enlarged by gaining part of SELKIRKSHIRE CLandward  
16 May 1948 was enlarged by gaining part of SELKIRKSHIRE CLandward  
16 May 1963 was enlarged by gaining part of NORTH DoC Part of Galashiels C.C.E.D. Area: 14 hectares.   [ERROR: authority is 'SRC' but auth_note value does not appear in SRC_TAB]; United Kingdom Statutory Instrument (Sheriff's Deliverance dated 21st May, 1963)
16 May 1970 was enlarged by gaining part of MELROSE DoC Part of Melrose North C.C.E.D. Area: 12 hectares.   [ERROR: authority is 'SRC' but auth_note value does not appear in SRC_TAB]; United Kingdom Statutory Instrument (Sheriff's Deliverance dated 23rd March, 1970)

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
GALASHIELS Scottish Parish 1891 1975 The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
MELROSE Scottish Parish   1891 The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Galashiels Burgh through time | Census tables with data for the Scottish Burgh/District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10359673

Date accessed: 13th July 2020