Municipal Borough of Uxbridge
Uxbridge within Middlesex in 1961
|- 1894||868 acres (3.5 km2)|
|- 1965||4,143 acres (16.8 km2)|
|- Succeeded by||London Borough of Hillingdon|
|Status||Local board of health (1849 - 1894) Urban district (1894 - 1955)
municipal borough (from 1955)
Uxbridge was one of the first towns in England to adopt the Public Health Act 1848 in 1849 and form a local board of health. Under the Local Government Act 1894 the local board's district was replaced by an urban district. In 1955 the urban district council successfully petitioned for a charter of incorporation and became a municipal borough.
The district initially consisted of the parishes of Uxbridge and Hillingdon West. In 1929 it was enlarged by gaining from Uxbridge Rural District the parishes of Cowley, Harefield, Hillingdon East and Ickenham. The parishes were abolished in 1938 in order to create an enlarged Uxbridge parish covering the same area as the district. In 1955 it was incorporated as a borough.