Aldridge-Brownhills Urban District

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 • 1971 88,306[1]
 • Origin The West Midlands Order, 1965
 • Created 1966
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by Metropolitan Borough of Walsall
Status Urban district
Government Aldridge-Brownhills Urban District Council
 • HQ Aldridge
 • Motto Unite To Flourish[2]

Aldridge-Brownhills was an urban district in Staffordshire, England from 1966 to 1974.

The district was formed in accordance with a recommendation of the Local Government Commission for England on 1 April 1966. It was created by the amalgamation of the Aldridge and Brownhills urban districts, along with part of Lichfield Rural District, and small parts of the county boroughs of Birmingham and Walsall and the municipal borough of Sutton Coldfield.[3]

The urban district had a short existence, as it was abolished in 1974. In that year the Local Government Act 1972 reorganised local administration throughout England and Wales, and Aldridge-Brownhills became part of the new Metropolitan Borough of Walsall.

There is still an Aldridge-Brownhills parliamentary constituency.


  1. ^ "Aldridge-Brownhills Historical Population". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Briggs, Geoffrey (1971). Civic and Corporate Heraldry: A Dictionary of Impersonal Arms of England, Wales and N. Ireland. London: Heraldry Today. p. 30. ISBN 0-900455-21-7. 
  3. ^ "Relationships / unit history of Aldridge-Brownhills". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 21 February 2010. 

Coordinates: 52°36′N 1°55′W / 52.60°N 1.92°W / 52.60; -1.92