Carrick, Cornwall

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Carrick District
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Population
 - 1973 71,430[1]
 - 2001 87,861[2]
History
 - Origin
 - Created 1 April 1974
 - Abolished 1 April 2009
 - Succeeded by Cornwall unitary authority
Status District
ONS code 15UC
Government District council
 - HQ Truro
Carrick District Council logo.png
Subdivisions
 - Type Civil parishes

Carrick (Cornish: Karrek) was a local government district in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Its council was based in Truro. 50°15′50″N 5°03′14″W / 50.264°N 5.054°W / 50.264; -5.054Coordinates: 50°15′50″N 5°03′14″W / 50.264°N 5.054°W / 50.264; -5.054

The main centres of population, industry and commerce were the city of Truro and the towns of Falmouth/Penryn.

The district was created under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the municipal boroughs of Truro, Falmouth and Penryn, and the Truro Rural District.

It was named after the Carrick Roads, an inlet near Falmouth that the rivers Percuil, Penryn and Fal drain into. The district was abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England on 1 April.

Parishes[edit]

Carrick comprises the following 27 parishes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 38. ISBN 0-11-750847-0. 
  2. ^ "Census 2001: Carrick". Census 2001. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2009-01-05. 

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