List of English districts

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This is a list of the districts of England, a type of country subdivision governed by a local authority, that cover all of England. Most English districts are known as non-metropolitan districts and are found in non-metropolitan counties. However, primarily in urban areas, other types of districts are found. Each district is contained within one ceremonial county, except Stockton-on-Tees, which is split for this purpose. Population figures are the mid-year estimates for 2010 from the Office for National Statistics.[1]

Nomenclature[edit]

There are currently 326 districts in England. The districts are divided into several categories which determine the powers and functions of the local authority.

Each district can additionally hold the honorific statuses of borough, city and royal borough, which does not affect the powers and functions of the local authority.

Current districts[edit]

Name Website Population
(2011 est.)
Type Ceremonial County
Adur website 61,300 West Sussex
Allerdale website 96,400 Borough Cumbria
Amber Valley website 122,500 Borough Derbyshire
Arun website 149,800 West Sussex
Ashfield website 119,500 Nottinghamshire
Ashford website 118,400 Borough Kent
Aylesbury Vale website 174,900 Buckinghamshire
Babergh website 87,900 Suffolk
Barking and Dagenham website 187,000 London borough Greater London
Barnet website 357,500 London borough Greater London
Barnsley website 231,900 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Barrow-in-Furness website 69,100 Borough Cumbria
Basildon website 175,000 Essex
Basingstoke and Deane website 168,600 Borough Hampshire
Bassetlaw website 113,000 Nottinghamshire
Bath and North East Somerset website 175,500 Unitary authority Somerset
Bedford website 157,800 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
Bexley website 232,800 London borough Greater London
Birmingham website 1,074,300 Metropolitan borough, City (1889) West Midlands
Blaby website 94,100 Leicestershire
Blackburn with Darwen website 147,700 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
Blackpool website 142,100 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
Bolsover website 76,000 Derbyshire
Bolton website 277,300 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Boston website 64,600 Borough Lincolnshire
Bournemouth website 183,500 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
Bracknell Forest website 113,700 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Bradford website 523,100 Metropolitan borough, City (1897) West Yorkshire
Braintree website 147,500 Essex
Breckland website 131,000 Norfolk
Brent website 312,200 London borough Greater London
Brentwood website 73,800 Borough Essex
Brighton & Hove website 273,000 Unitary authority, City (2000) East Sussex
Bristol website 428,100 Unitary authority, City (1542) Bristol
Broadland website 124,700 Norfolk
Bromley website 310,600 London borough Greater London
Bromsgrove website 93,700 Worcestershire
Broxbourne website 93,700 Borough Hertfordshire
Broxtowe website 109,700 Borough Nottinghamshire
Burnley website 87,000 Borough Lancashire
Bury website 185,400 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Calderdale website 204,200 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
Cambridge website 122,700 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
Camden website 220,100 London borough Greater London
Cannock Chase website 97,600 Staffordshire
Canterbury website 150,600 City (TI) Kent
Carlisle website 107,500 City (TI) Cumbria
Castle Point website 88,000 Borough Essex
Central Bedfordshire website 255,600 Unitary authority Bedfordshire
Charnwood website 165,900 Borough Leicestershire
Chelmsford website 168,500 City (2012) Essex
Cheltenham website 115,600 Borough Gloucestershire
Cherwell website 142,300 Oxfordshire
Cheshire East website 370,700 Unitary authority Cheshire
Cheshire West and Chester website 329,500 Unitary authority Cheshire
Chesterfield website 103,800 Borough Derbyshire
Chichester website 114,000 West Sussex
Chiltern website 92,700 Buckinghamshire
Chorley website 107,600 Borough Lancashire
Christchurch website 47,900 Borough Dorset
Colchester website 173,600 Borough Essex
Copeland website 70,600 Borough Cumbria
Corby website 61,600 Borough Northamptonshire
Cornwall website 533,800 Unitary authority Cornwall
Cotswold website 83,200 Gloucestershire
Coventry website 316,900 Metropolitan borough, City (1345) West Midlands
Craven website 55,500 North Yorkshire
Crawley website 107,100 Borough West Sussex
Croydon website 364,800 London borough Greater London
Dacorum website 145,300 Borough Hertfordshire
Darlington website 105,600 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
Dartford website 97,600 Borough Kent
Daventry website 78,100 Northamptonshire
Derby website 248,900 Unitary authority, City (1977) Derbyshire
Derbyshire Dales website 71,100 Derbyshire
Doncaster website 302,500 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Dover website 111,700 Kent
Dudley website 313,300 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
County Durham website 513,000 Unitary authority County Durham
Ealing website 339,300 London borough Greater London
East Cambridgeshire website 84,200 Cambridgeshire
East Devon website 133,300 Devon
East Dorset website 87,300 Dorset
East Hampshire website 116,000 Hampshire
East Hertfordshire website 138,200 Hertfordshire
East Lindsey website 136,700 Lincolnshire
East Northamptonshire website 86,900 Northamptonshire
East Riding of Yorkshire website 334,700 Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
East Staffordshire website 113,900 Borough Staffordshire
Eastbourne website 99,300 Borough East Sussex
Eastleigh website 125,900 Borough Hampshire
Eden website 52,500 Cumbria
Elmbridge website 131,400 Borough Surrey
Enfield website 313,900 London borough Greater London
Epping Forest website 124,900 Essex
Epsom and Ewell website 75,200 Borough Surrey
Erewash website 112,200 Borough Derbyshire
Exeter website 117,100 City (TI) Devon
Fareham website 111,900 Borough Hampshire
Fenland website 95,500 Cambridgeshire
Forest Heath website 60,000 Suffolk
Forest of Dean website 82,200 Gloucestershire
Fylde website 76,100 Borough Lancashire
Gateshead website 200,300 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
Gedling website 113,700 Borough Nottinghamshire
Gloucester website 121,900 City (1541) Gloucestershire
Gosport website 82,700 Borough Hampshire
Gravesham website 101,800 Borough Kent
Great Yarmouth website 97,400 Borough Norfolk
Greenwich website 255,500 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Guildford website 137,600 Borough Surrey
Hackney website 247,200 London borough Greater London
Halton website 125,700 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
Hambleton website 89,600 North Yorkshire
Hammersmith and Fulham website 182,400 London borough Greater London
Harborough website 85,700 Leicestershire
Haringey website 255,500 London borough Greater London
Harlow website 82,200 Essex
Harrogate website 158,700 North Yorkshire
Harrow website 240,500 London borough Greater London
Hart website 91,700 Hampshire
Hartlepool website 92,100 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
Hastings website 90,200 Borough East Sussex
Havant website 120,800 Borough Hampshire
Havering website 237,900 London borough Greater London
Herefordshire website 183,600 Unitary authority Herefordshire
Hertsmere website 100,400 Borough Hertfordshire
High Peak website 91,000 Borough Derbyshire
Hillingdon website 275,500 London borough Greater London
Hinckley and Bosworth website 105,300 Borough Leicestershire
Horsham website 131,500 West Sussex
Hounslow website 254,900 London borough Greater London
Hull website 256,100 Unitary authority, City (1299) East Riding of Yorkshire
Huntingdonshire website 170,000 Cambridgeshire
Hyndburn website 80,500 Borough Lancashire
Ipswich website 133,700 Borough Suffolk
Isle of Wight website 138,400 Unitary authority, County Isle of Wight
Isles of Scilly website 2,200 sui generis Cornwall
Islington website 206,300 London borough Greater London
Kensington and Chelsea website 158,300 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Kettering website 93,800 Borough Northamptonshire
King's Lynn and West Norfolk website 147,900 Borough Norfolk
Kingston upon Thames website 160,400 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Kirklees website 423,000 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
Knowsley website 145,900 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Lambeth website 304,500 London borough Greater London
Lancaster website 137,800 City (1937) Lancashire
Leeds website 750,700 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) West Yorkshire
Leicester website 329,600 Unitary authority, City (1919) Leicestershire
Lewes website 97,600 East Sussex
Lewisham website 276,900 London borough Greater London
Lichfield website 100,900 Staffordshire
Lincoln website 93,100 City (TI) Lincolnshire
Liverpool website 465,700 Metropolitan borough, City (1880) Merseyside
City of London website 7,400 City (TI), sui generis City of London
Luton website 203,600 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
Maidstone website 155,800 Borough Kent
Maldon website 61,700 Essex
Malvern Hills website 74,700 Worcestershire
Manchester website 502,900 Metropolitan borough, City (1853) Greater Manchester
Mansfield website 104,600 Nottinghamshire
Medway website 264,900 Unitary authority, Borough Kent
Melton website 50,500 Borough Leicestershire
Mendip website 109,400 Somerset
Merton website 200,500 London borough Greater London
Mid Devon website 77,900 Devon
Mid Suffolk website 97,100 Suffolk
Mid Sussex website 140,200 West Sussex
Middlesbrough website 138,400 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
Milton Keynes website 249,900 Unitary authority, Borough Buckinghamshire
Mole Valley website 85,600 Surrey
Newark and Sherwood website 115,000 Nottinghamshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme website 123,900 Borough Staffordshire
Newcastle upon Tyne website 279,100 Metropolitan borough, City (1882) Tyne and Wear
New Forest website 176,800 Hampshire
Newham website 310,500 London borough Greater London
North Devon website 94,000 Devon
North Dorset website 69,000 Dorset
North East Derbyshire website 99,100 Derbyshire
North East Lincolnshire website 159,700 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
North Hertfordshire website 127,500 Hertfordshire
North Kesteven website 108,500 Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire website 167,500 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
North Norfolk website 101,700 Norfolk
North Somerset website 203,100 Unitary authority Somerset
North Tyneside website 201,200 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
North Warwickshire website 62,100 Borough Warwickshire
North West Leicestershire website 93,700 Leicestershire
Northampton website 212,500 Borough Northamptonshire
Northumberland website 316,300 Unitary authority Northumberland
Norwich website 132,200 City (1195) Norfolk
Nottingham website 303,900 Unitary authority, City (1897) Nottinghamshire
Nuneaton and Bedworth website 125,400 Borough Warwickshire
Oadby and Wigston website 56,000 Borough Leicestershire
Oldham website 225,200 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Oxford website 150,200 City (1542) Oxfordshire
Pendle website 89,600 Borough Lancashire
Peterborough website 184,500 Unitary authority, City (1541) Cambridgeshire
Plymouth website 256,600 Unitary authority, City (1928) Devon
Poole website 148,100 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
Portsmouth website 205,400 Unitary authority, City (1926) Hampshire
Preston website 140,100 City (2002) Lancashire
Purbeck website 45,200 Dorset
Reading website 155,300 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Redbridge website 281,400 London borough Greater London
Redcar and Cleveland website 135,200 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
Redditch website 84,300 Borough Worcestershire
Reigate and Banstead website 138,400 Borough Surrey
Ribble Valley website 57,300 Borough Lancashire
Richmond upon Thames website 187,500 London borough Greater London
Richmondshire website 53,300 North Yorkshire
Rochdale website 211,900 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Rochford website 83,300 Essex
Rossendale website 68,100 Borough Lancashire
Rother website 90,700 East Sussex
Rotherham website 257,700 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Rugby website 100,500 Borough Warwickshire
Runnymede website 80,500 Borough Surrey
Rushcliffe website 111,200 Borough Nottinghamshire
Rushmoor website 94,400 Borough Hampshire
Rutland website 37,600 Unitary authority Rutland
Ryedale website 51,900 North Yorkshire
St Albans website 141,200 City (1877) Hertfordshire
St Edmundsbury website 111,400 Borough Suffolk
St Helens website 175,400 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Salford website 234,500 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester
Sandwell website 309,000 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
Scarborough website 108,700 Borough North Yorkshire
Sedgemoor website 114,900 Somerset
Sefton website 274,000 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Selby website 83,500 North Yorkshire
Sevenoaks website 115,400 Kent
Sheffield website 551,800 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) South Yorkshire
Shepway website 108,200 Kent
Shropshire website 307,100 Unitary authority Shropshire
Slough website 140,700 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Solihull website 206,900 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
South Bucks website 67,100 Buckinghamshire
South Cambridgeshire website 149,800 Cambridgeshire
South Derbyshire website 94,900 Derbyshire
South Gloucestershire website 263,400 Unitary authority Gloucestershire
South Hams website 83,600 Devon
South Holland website 88,400 Lincolnshire
South Kesteven website 134,100 Lincolnshire
South Lakeland website 103,700 Cumbria
South Norfolk website 124,500 Norfolk
South Northamptonshire website 85,400 Northamptonshire
South Oxfordshire website 135,000 Oxfordshire
South Ribble website 109,200 Borough Lancashire
South Somerset website 162,100 Somerset
South Staffordshire website 108,300 Staffordshire
South Tyneside website 148,200 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
Southampton website 235,900 Unitary authority, City (1964) Hampshire
Southend-on-Sea website 174,300 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
Southwark website 288,700 London borough Greater London
Spelthorne website 95,900 Borough Surrey
Stafford website 130,900 Staffordshire
Staffordshire Moorlands website 97,200 Staffordshire
Stevenage website 84,200 Borough Hertfordshire
Stockport website 283,300 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Stockton-on-Tees website 191,800 Unitary authority, Borough Durham and North Yorkshire
Stoke-on-Trent website 248,700 Unitary authority, City (1925) Staffordshire
Stratford-on-Avon website 120,800 Warwickshire
Stroud website 113,100 Gloucestershire
Suffolk Coastal website 124,600 Suffolk
Sunderland website 275,300 Metropolitan borough, City (1992) Tyne and Wear
Surrey Heath website 86,400 Borough Surrey
Sutton website 191,100 London borough Greater London
Swale website 136,300 Borough Kent
Swindon website 209,700 Unitary authority, Borough Wiltshire
Tameside website 219,700 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Tamworth website 76,900 Borough Staffordshire
Tandridge website 83,200 Surrey
Taunton Deane website 110,600 Borough Somerset
Teignbridge website 124,300 Devon
Telford and Wrekin website 166,800 Unitary authority, Borough Shropshire
Tendring website 138,100 Essex
Test Valley website 116,700 Borough Hampshire
Tewkesbury website 82,300 Borough Gloucestershire
Thanet website 134,400 Kent
Three Rivers website 87,900 Hertfordshire
Thurrock website 158,300 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
Tonbridge and Malling website 121,100 Borough Kent
Torbay website 131,200 Unitary authority, Borough Devon
Torridge website 64,000 Devon
Tower Hamlets website 256,000 London borough Greater London
Trafford website 227,100 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Tunbridge Wells website 115,200 Borough Kent
Uttlesford website 80,000 Essex
Vale of White Horse website 121,900 Oxfordshire
Wakefield website 326,400 Metropolitan borough, City (1888) West Yorkshire
Walsall website 269,500 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
Waltham Forest website 259,700 London borough Greater London
Wandsworth website 307,700 London borough Greater London
Warrington website 202,700 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
Warwick website 137,700 Warwickshire
Watford website 90,700 Borough Hertfordshire
Waveney website 115,400 Suffolk
Waverley website 121,800 Borough Surrey
Wealden website 149,400 East Sussex
Wellingborough website 75,600 Borough Northamptonshire
Welwyn Hatfield website 110,700 Hertfordshire
West Berkshire website 154,100 Unitary authority Berkshire
West Devon website 53,700 Borough Devon
West Dorset website 99,300 Dorset
West Lancashire website 110,600 Lancashire
West Lindsey website 89,400 Lincolnshire
Westminster website 219,600 London borough, City (1540) Greater London
West Oxfordshire website 105,400 Oxfordshire
West Somerset website 34,600 Somerset
Weymouth and Portland website 65,100 Borough Dorset
Wigan website 318,100 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Wiltshire website 474,300 Unitary authority Wiltshire
Winchester website 116,800 City (TI) Hampshire
Windsor and Maidenhead website 145,100 Unitary authority, Royal borough Berkshire
Wirral website 319,800 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Woking website 99,500 Borough Surrey
Wokingham website 154,900 Unitary authority Berkshire
Wolverhampton website 249,900 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands
Worcester website 98,700 City (1189) Worcestershire
Worthing website 105,000 Borough West Sussex
Wychavon website 117,100 Worcestershire
Wycombe website 172,000 Buckinghamshire
Wyre website 107,700 Borough Lancashire
Wyre Forest website 98,000 Worcestershire
York website 197,800 Unitary authority, City (TI) North Yorkshire

Former districts[edit]

The current pattern of districts was introduced in 1974 throughout England and Wales, replacing an older system of municipal boroughs, urban districts, rural districts and county boroughs.

In England, several changes have taken place, but only within the framework created then.

Former English districts are as follows

District Status Date abolished Former county Successor
Alnwick non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Bath non-metropolitan district, City 1 April 1996 Avon Bath and North East Somerset
Berwick-upon-Tweed non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Beverley non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside East Riding of Yorkshire
Blyth Valley non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Boothferry non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire
Bridgnorth non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Shropshire Shropshire
Brighton non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1997 East Sussex Brighton and Hove
Caradon non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
Carrick non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
Castle Morpeth non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Chester non-metropolitan district, City 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire West and Chester
Chester-le-Street non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Durham County Durham
Cleethorpes non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside North East Lincolnshire
Congleton non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire East
Crewe and Nantwich non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire East
Derwentside non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Durham County Durham
Durham non-metropolitan district, City 1 April 2009 Durham County Durham
Easington non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Durham County Durham
East Yorkshire non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside East Riding of Yorkshire
Ellesmere Port and Neston non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire West and Chester
Gillingham non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1998 Kent Medway
Glanford non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside North Lincolnshire
Great Grimsby non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside North East Lincolnshire
Hereford non-metropolitan district, City 1 April 1998 Hereford and Worcester Herefordshire
Holderness non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside East Riding of Yorkshire
Hove non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1997 East Sussex Brighton and Hove
Kennet non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Wiltshire Wiltshire
Kerrier non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
Kingswood non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Avon South Gloucestershire
Leominster non-metropolitan district 1 April 1998 Hereford and Worcester Herefordshire (part to Malvern Hills)
Macclesfield non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire East
Malvern Hills non-metropolitan district 1 April 1998 Hereford and Worcester Herefordshire and Malvern Hills
Medina non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1995 Isle of Wight Isle of Wight
Mid Bedfordshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Bedfordshire Central Bedfordshire
North Cornwall non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
North Shropshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Shropshire Shropshire
North Wiltshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Wiltshire Wiltshire
Northavon non-metropolitan district 1 April 1996 Avon South Gloucestershire
Oswestry non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Shropshire Shropshire
Penwith non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
Restormel non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
Rochester-upon-Medway non-metropolitan district, City 1 April 1998 Kent Medway
Scunthorpe non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside North Lincolnshire
Salisbury non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Wiltshire Wiltshire
Sedgefield non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 County Durham County Durham
Shrewsbury and Atcham non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Shropshire Shropshire
South Bedfordshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Bedfordshire Central Bedfordshire
South Herefordshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 1998 Hereford and Worcester Herefordshire
South Shropshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Shropshire Shropshire
South Wight non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1995 Isle of Wight Isle of Wight
Teesdale non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 County Durham County Durham
Tynedale non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Vale Royal non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire West and Chester
Wansbeck non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Wansdyke non-metropolitan district 1 April 1996 Avon Bath and North East Somerset
Wear Valley non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 County Durham County Durham
West Wiltshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Wiltshire Wiltshire

In most cases, these districts were merged to form unitary authorities, which are indicated in the right.

The exceptions were Malvern Hills and Leominster, which were both split between the new district of Herefordshire and a new district of Malvern Hills.

See List of rural and urban districts of England for a list of the districts as they stood immediately before 1 April 1974.


Renamings[edit]

Under section 74 of the Local Government Act 1972, the council of a district, county or London borough (or county borough in Wales) may change its name, providing the resolution to do so gains two-thirds of the votes at a special meeting. Until 1 April 1978, the council had to have the permission of the Secretary of State, but since that date they may do so unilaterally. At least one district name change was vetoed: the shadow authority for North Wolds wished to become "Bridlington and Yorkshire Wolds" before 1974 at the same time as other name changes were allowed.

Several English districts have done this, whilst others have been renamed under the 1990s UK local government reform. A few districts have even changed names twice.

Original name New name Date
Barking Barking and Dagenham 1 January 1980[2]
Basingstoke Basingstoke and Deane 20 January 1978[3]
Beaconsfield South Bucks 1 April 1980[4]
Bedford North Bedfordshire 15 October 1975[5]
Bedford 1992[6]
Beverley East Yorkshire Borough of Beverley 12 May 1981[2]
Blackburn Blackburn with Darwen 2 May 1997 (before unitary)
Bosworth Hinckley and Bosworth 20 November 1973†
Bracknell Bracknell Forest 27 April 1988[7]
Crewe Crewe and Nantwich 17 January 1974†
Ellesmere Port Ellesmere Port and Neston 21 June 1976
Grimsby Great Grimsby 1 January 1979
Hammersmith Hammersmith and Fulham 1 April 1979
Hartley Wintney Hart 17 January 1974†
Herefordshire County of Herefordshire 20 June 1997
Huntingdon Huntingdonshire 1 October 1984[8]
Langbaurgh Langbaurgh-on-Tees 1 January 1988[7]
Redcar and Cleveland 1 April 1996 (with unitary)
Medway Rochester-upon-Medway 3 December 1979[2]
Medway Towns Medway 1 April 1998 (with unitary)
Newark Newark and Sherwood 1 April 1985[8]
Newbury West Berkshire 1 April 1998 (with unitary)
North Wolds East Yorkshire 1 February 1981[2]
Nuneaton Nuneaton and Bedworth 1 October 1980[2]
Pastonacres North Norfolk 20 September 1973†
Petersfield East Hampshire 8 October 1973†
Poole Borough and County of the Town of Poole 1 April 1997 (with unitary)
Rutland Rutland County Council 1 April 1997 (with unitary)
Shrewsbury Shrewsbury and Atcham 12 June 1974
Thamesdown Swindon effective 1 April 1997 (soon before unitary)[9]
Tiverton Mid Devon 6 February 1978[10]
Wallingford South Oxfordshire 20 September 1973†
West Derbyshire Derbyshire Dales 1 January 1987
West Norfolk King's Lynn and West Norfolk 14 May 1981[2]
Wimborne East Dorset 1 January 1988[7]
Woodspring North Somerset 1 April 1996 (with unitary)
Wrekin The Wrekin 7 February 1974†
Telford and Wrekin 1 April 1998 (with unitary)
Yeovil South Somerset 1 April 1985[8]

† The resolutions to change the name of the district were made by the "shadow" councils elected on 7 June 1973.

Additionally, one English county has been renamed. Shropshire was originally formally known as 'Salop'. Its name was changed effective 1 April 1980.

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