Sunbury-on-Thames Urban District
|Sunbury on Thames|
|- 1894||2,659 acres (10.8 km2)|
|- 1974||5,609 acres (22.7 km2)|
|- Succeeded by||Spelthorne|
Sunbury on Thames Urban District - also known as Sunbury Urban District - was a local government district from 1894 to 1974 comprising the town and parish[n 1] of Sunbury-on-Thames and from 1930 also the parishes of Littleton and Shepperton.
In 1894, under the Local Government Act 1894, Sunbury on Thames was created an urban district of the administrative county of Middlesex. It adopted planning, lighting and sanitary responsibilities. For 36 years it covered just the parish of Sunbury, which still includes the hamlets (colloquially villages) of Charlton and Upper Halliford but gained the parishes of Shepperton and Littleton in 1930 on the abolition of the Staines Rural District.
The Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London considered the district for inclusion in the new administrative county of Greater London. Under the London Government Act 1963 in 1965 the bulk of Middlesex contributed to Greater London however Sunbury on Thames Urban District joined two others in a transfer to a neighbouring administrative county, in this case Surrey.[n 2]
Notes and references
- Vision of Britain.org.uk Boundary Map. Retrieved 2013-07-04