Municipal Borough of Wallingford

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Wallingford
Population
 - 1972 6180[1]
History
 - Created 1834
 - Abolished 31 March 1974
 - Succeeded by South Oxfordshire
Status Municipal borough

The Municipal Borough of Wallingford was an administrative district based on the town of Wallingford, historically in Berkshire, now in administrative Oxfordshire, in southern in England, established in 1834 and disbanded in 1974, when it became part of South Oxfordshire. The municipal borough, administered by Wallingford Borough Council, was based on the ancient borough of Walllingford, which itself centred on Wallingford’s burh. Wallingford was established as a borough by the time of the Domesday book. Municipal records begin with burghmote rolls in 1232 and gild records in 1227, and the first mayor is recorded for 1231. The borough was given parliamentary representation as a parliamentary borough in 1295, which continued until 1885. Mayor of Wallingford remains a title associated with Wallingford Town Council.

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  1. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1974, complete edition (106th ed.). London: J. Whitaker & Sons. 1973 [1868]. p. 665. ISBN 0-85021-067-4. "Registrar General's Estimate, June 1972" 

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Coordinates: 51°35′56″N 1°07′30″W / 51.599°N 1.125°W / 51.599; -1.125