Sunbury-on-Thames Urban District

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Sunbury on Thames
Sunbury 1971.png
Sunbury-on-Thames 1965-1974
Area
 - 1894 2,659 acres (10.8 km2)
 - 1974 5,609 acres (22.7 km2)
Population
 - 1901 4,544
 - 1971 40,179
History
 - Created 1894
 - Abolished 1974
 - Succeeded by Spelthorne
Status Urban district
 - HQ Sunbury-on-Thames

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[1] but gained the parishes of Shepperton and Littleton in 1930 on the abolition of the Staines Rural District.

Sunbury U.D. in Middlesex 1930-1965 (rest of county as at 1931)

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]

In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the urban district was abolished and its former area was combined with that of Staines Urban District to form the present-day borough of Spelthorne.

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Civil parish and from 1880, overlapping this two ecclesiastical parishes, Upper Sunbury and Sunbury
  2. ^ The other two districts transferred were Staines Urban District and Potters Bar Urban District to Surrey and Hertfordshire respectively.
References
  1. ^ Vision of Britain.org.uk Boundary Map. Retrieved 2013-07-04

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Coordinates: 51°25′N 0°26′W / 51.41°N 0.43°W / 51.41; -0.43