St Martin in the Fields (parish)
|St Martin in the Fields|
|- 1881/1921||286 acres (1.16 km2)|
|- Origin||Ancient parish|
|- Succeeded by||City of Westminster (parish)|
|Government||St Martin in the Fields Vestry|
|- Poor Law Union||Westminster (1868–1913)
City of Westminster (1913–1922)
St Martin in the Fields was a civil parish in the metropolitan area of London, England. It took its name from the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields and was within the Liberty of Westminster. It included within its boundaries the former extra-parochial areas of Buckingham Palace and St. James's Palace.
It originally included the following, which were carved out as new parishes:
- St Paul Covent Garden (1645)
- Westminster St James (1685)
- St Anne Within the Liberty of Westminster (1687)
- St George Hanover Square (1724)
It was a single parish for poor law following the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 until 1868 when it became part of the Strand Poor Law Union.
In 1855 the parish vestry became a local authority within the area of responsibility of the Metropolitan Board of Works.
- Youngs, Frederic (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0-901050-67-9.