Municipal Borough of Barnes

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Barnes
Area
 - 1911 2,518 acres (10.2 km2)
 - 1961 2,521 acres (10.2 km2)
Population
 - 1911 30,377
 - 1961 39,057
Density
 - 1911 12.06/acre
 - 1961 15.49/acre
History
 - Created 1894
 - Abolished 1965
 - Succeeded by Richmond upon Thames
Status Urban district (until 1932)
Municipal borough (after 1932)
 - HQ 123 Mortlake High Street (1895–1940)
 - Motto Not For Ourselves Alone
Arms granted in 1932
123 Mortlake High Street, built in 1720 and, from 1895 until 1940, the seat of local government for the Municipal Borough of Barnes

Barnes was a local government district in north west Surrey from 1894 to 1965.[1]

It was formed as an urban district in 1894 and became a municipal borough in 1932.

It contained the settlements of Barnes, Mortlake and East Sheen. It was part of the London postal district and Metropolitan Police District. The district was bounded by the County of London to the east, the River Thames and Middlesex to the north, and the Municipal Borough of Richmond to the west and south.

In 1965 it was abolished and its former area became part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Barnes UD/MB (historic map). Retrieved on 2008-07-28.

Coordinates: 51°28′05″N 0°15′36″W / 51.468°N 0.260°W / 51.468; -0.260