Whitechapel District (Metropolis)

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Whitechapel
Stepney Civil Parish Map 1870.pngWhitechapel District within the Metropolis
Area
 - 1891 357 acres (1.44 km2)
Population
 - 1891 74,420
Density
 - 1891 208/acre
History
 - Created 1855
 - Abolished 1900
 - Succeeded by Metropolitan Borough of Stepney
Status District
Government Whitechapel District Board of Works

Whitechapel was a local government district within the metropolitan area of London, England from 1855 to 1900. It was formed by the Metropolis Management Act 1855 and was governed by the Whitechapel District Board of Works, which consisted of 58 elected vestrymen.

Until 1889 the district was in the county of Middlesex, but included in the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works. In 1889 the area of the MBW was constituted the County of London, and the district board became a local authority under the London County Council.

Area[edit]

The district comprised the following civil parishes[1] (the vestries elected 58 members to the district board):[2][3]

The 1855 legislation included the "District of Tower" as part of the Whitechapel District. The Great Tower Hill Act 1869 interpretation of this was Old Tower Without, including within it Great Tower Hill.[4]

Abolition[edit]

The district was abolished in 1900 and became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Youngs, Frederic (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0-901050-67-9. 
  2. ^ Metropolis Management Act 1855: Schedule B
  3. ^ The London Vestries
  4. ^ The Statutes of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Great Britain, His Majesty's Statute and Law Printers, (1869)