|- 1974||143,914 acres (582.40 km2)|
|- Succeeded by||North Lincolnshire|
|Status||non-metropolitan district, borough|
|- Motto||Always Ready|
The district was created on 1 April 1974 as part of a general reform of local government in England and Wales under the Local Government Act 1972. Among the innovations of the 1974 reorganisation was the creation of a new county of Humberside uniting areas of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire previously divided by the River Humber. Glanford was one of nine districts into which Humberside was divided.
Glanford was formed by merging three districts, previously part of the administrative county of Lincolnshire - Parts of Lindsey: Barton-upon-Humber urban district, Brigg urban district and Glanford Brigg Rural District. The borough was bounded by Cleethorpes to the east, Lincolnshire to the south, Boothferry to the west, and had a shore on the River Humber to the north. It entirely surrounded the Borough of Scunthorpe.
Following a review by the Local Government Commission for England, both the County of Humberside and Borough of Glanford were abolished on 1 April 1996. Four unitary authorities replaced both the county council and nine district councils, and Glanford was merged with the Borough of Scunthorpe and part of the Borough of Boothferry to form the unitary authority of North Lincolnshire.
- Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 60. ISBN 0-11-750847-0.
- Registrar General's annual estimated figure mid 1973
- OPCS Key Population and Vital Statistics 1992
- "The Humberside (Structural Change) Order 1995". Office of Public Sector Information. 1995. Retrieved 12 January 2009.