Chiswick Urban District
Chiswick within Middlesex in 1911
|• 1901||1,249 acres (5.1 km2)|
|• 1921||1,250 acres (5.1 km2)|
|• Succeeded by||Brentford and Chiswick Urban District|
|Status||Improvement commissioners (1858 - 1883) |
Local board (1883 - 1894)
Urban district (from 1894)
|Government||Chiswick Urban District Council (from 1894)|
|• HQ||Turnham Green|
The Chiswick Improvement Act 1858 created a board of 19 commissioners, one of whom was nominated by the Duke of Devonshire, the major landowner of the parish. The commissioners had power to levy rates for such matters as lighting, paving and sewerage.
In 1883 the commissioners were replaced by a local board (which was also an urban sanitary authority) created under the Public Health Act 1875. the Duke of Devonshire retained the right to nominate a member of the board so long as he continued to hold 500 acres (2.0 km2) in the parish.
The Local Government Act 1894 reconstituted the local board's area as an urban district, and the eighteen-member Chiswick Urban District Council replaced the local board. The urban district was initially divided into two wards each electing nine councillors named Chiswick and Turnham Green. In 1901 these were replaced with six wards, returning three councillors each: Bedford Park, Chiswick Park, Grove Park, Gunnersbury, Old Chiswick, and Turnham Green.
- 21 & 22 Vict. c. 69
- Chiswick: Local Government in Victoria County History of Middlesex, Vol.7, (British History Online), accessed January 28, 2008
- Chiswick Urban District Council, Kelly's Directory of Middlesex, 1899, p.51, (Historical Directories) accessed January 28, 2008
- Frederic A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol. 2: Southern England, London, 1979
- Great Britain Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Chiswick UD (historic map). Retrieved 2008-01-28.