List of English districts

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This is a list of the districts of England, a type of country subdivision governed by a local authority, that cover all of England. Most English districts are known as non-metropolitan districts and are found in non-metropolitan counties. However, primarily in urban areas, other types of districts are found. Each district is contained within one ceremonial county, except Stockton-on-Tees, which is split for this purpose. Population figures are the mid-year estimates for 2014 from the Office for National Statistics.[1]

Nomenclature[edit]

There are currently 326 districts in England. The districts are divided into several categories which determine the powers and functions of the local authority.

Each district can additionally hold the honorific statuses of borough, city and royal borough, which does not affect the powers and functions of the local authority.

Current districts[edit]

Name Website Population
(2014 est.)
Type Ceremonial County
Adur website 63,200 West Sussex
Allerdale website 96,500 Borough Cumbria
Amber Valley website 123,900 Borough Derbyshire
Arun website 154,400 West Sussex
Ashfield website 122,500 Nottinghamshire
Ashford website 123,300 Borough Kent
Aylesbury Vale website 184,600 Buckinghamshire
Babergh website 88,800 Suffolk
Barking and Dagenham website 198,300 London borough Greater London
Barnet website 374,900 London borough Greater London
Barnsley website 237,800 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Barrow-in-Furness website 67,600 Borough Cumbria
Basildon website 180,500 Essex
Basingstoke and Deane website 172,900 Borough Hampshire
Bassetlaw website 114,100 Nottinghamshire
Bath and North East Somerset website 182,000 Unitary authority Somerset
Bedford website 163,900 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
Bexley website 239,900 London borough Greater London
Birmingham website 1,101,400 Metropolitan borough, City (1889) West Midlands
Blaby website 95,900 Leicestershire
Blackburn with Darwen website 146,700 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
Blackpool website 140,500 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
Bolsover website 77,200 Derbyshire
Bolton website 280,400 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Boston website 66,500 Borough Lincolnshire
Bournemouth website 191,400 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
Bracknell Forest website 118,000 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Bradford website 528,200 Metropolitan borough, City (1897) West Yorkshire
Braintree website 150,000 Essex
Breckland website 134,000 Norfolk
Brent website 320,800 London borough Greater London
Brentwood website 75,600 Borough Essex
Brighton & Hove website 281,100 Unitary authority, City (2000) East Sussex
Bristol website 442,500 Unitary authority, City (1542) Bristol
Broadland website 126,000 Norfolk
Bromley website 321,300 London borough Greater London
Bromsgrove website 95,500 Worcestershire
Broxbourne website 95,700 Borough Hertfordshire
Broxtowe website 111,800 Borough Nottinghamshire
Burnley website 87,300 Borough Lancashire
Bury website 187,500 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Calderdale website 207,400 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
Cambridge website 128,500 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
Camden website 234,800 London borough Greater London
Cannock Chase website 98,500 Staffordshire
Canterbury website 157,600 City (TI) Kent
Carlisle website 108,000 City (TI) Cumbria
Castle Point website 88,900 Borough Essex
Central Bedfordshire website 269,100 Unitary authority Bedfordshire
Charnwood website 173,500 Borough Leicestershire
Chelmsford website 171,600 City (2012) Essex
Cheltenham website 116,500 Borough Gloucestershire
Cherwell website 144,500 Oxfordshire
Cheshire East website 374,200 Unitary authority Cheshire
Cheshire West and Chester website 332,200 Unitary authority Cheshire
Chesterfield website 104,300 Borough Derbyshire
Chichester website 115,500 West Sussex
Chiltern website 94,000 Buckinghamshire
Chorley website 111,600 Borough Lancashire
Christchurch website 48,900 Borough Dorset
Colchester website 180,400 Borough Essex
Copeland website 69,800 Borough Cumbria
Corby website 65,400 Borough Northamptonshire
Cornwall website 545,300 Unitary authority Cornwall
Cotswold website 84,600 Gloucestershire
Coventry website 337,400 Metropolitan borough, City (1345) West Midlands
Craven website 55,700 North Yorkshire
Crawley website 109,900 Borough West Sussex
Croydon website 376,000 London borough Greater London
Dacorum website 149,700 Borough Hertfordshire
Darlington website 105,400 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
Dartford website 102,200 Borough Kent
Daventry website 79,000 Northamptonshire
Derby website 252,500 Unitary authority, City (1977) Derbyshire
Derbyshire Dales website 71,300 Derbyshire
Doncaster website 304,200 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Dover website 113,100 Kent
Dudley website 315,800 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
County Durham website 517,800 Unitary authority County Durham
Ealing website 342,100 London borough Greater London
East Cambridgeshire website 86,700 Cambridgeshire
East Devon website 136,400 Devon
East Dorset website 88,200 Dorset
East Hampshire website 117,500 Hampshire
East Hertfordshire website 143,000 Hertfordshire
East Lindsey website 137,600 Lincolnshire
East Northamptonshire website 88,900 Northamptonshire
East Riding of Yorkshire website 337,100 Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
East Staffordshire website 115,700 Borough Staffordshire
Eastbourne website 101,500 Borough East Sussex
Eastleigh website 128,900 Borough Hampshire
Eden website 52,600 Cumbria
Elmbridge website 132,800 Borough Surrey
Enfield website 324,600 London borough Greater London
Epping Forest website 128,800 Essex
Epsom and Ewell website 78,300 Borough Surrey
Erewash website 114,000 Borough Derbyshire
Exeter website 124,300 City (TI) Devon
Fareham website 114,300 Borough Hampshire
Fenland website 97,700 Cambridgeshire
Forest Heath website 62,800 Suffolk
Forest of Dean website 83,700 Gloucestershire
Fylde website 77,000 Borough Lancashire
Gateshead website 200,500 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
Gedling website 115,600 Borough Nottinghamshire
Gloucester website 125,600 City (1541) Gloucestershire
Gosport website 84,300 Borough Hampshire
Gravesham website 105,300 Borough Kent
Great Yarmouth website 98,200 Borough Norfolk
Greenwich website 268,700 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Guildford website 143,000 Borough Surrey
Hackney website 263,200 London borough Greater London
Halton website 126,400 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
Hambleton website 89,800 North Yorkshire
Hammersmith and Fulham website 178,400 London borough Greater London
Harborough website 88,000 Leicestershire
Haringey website 267,500 London borough Greater London
Harlow website 84,600 Essex
Harrogate website 157,300 North Yorkshire
Harrow website 246,000 London borough Greater London
Hart website 93,300 Hampshire
Hartlepool website 92,600 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
Hastings website 91,100 Borough East Sussex
Havant website 122,200 Borough Hampshire
Havering website 246,000 London borough Greater London
Herefordshire website 187,200 Unitary authority Herefordshire
Hertsmere website 102,400 Borough Hertfordshire
High Peak website 91,400 Borough Derbyshire
Hillingdon website 292,700 London borough Greater London
Hinckley and Bosworth website 107,700 Borough Leicestershire
Horsham website 134,200 West Sussex
Hounslow website 265,600 London borough Greater London
Hull website 257,700 Unitary authority, City (1299) East Riding of Yorkshire
Huntingdonshire website 173,600 Cambridgeshire
Hyndburn website 80,200 Borough Lancashire
Ipswich website 135,000 Borough Suffolk
Isle of Wight website 139,100 Unitary authority, County Isle of Wight
Isles of Scilly website 2,300 sui generis Cornwall
Islington website 221,000 London borough Greater London
Kensington and Chelsea website 156,200 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Kettering website 96,900 Borough Northamptonshire
King's Lynn and West Norfolk website 150,000 Borough Norfolk
Kingston upon Thames website 170,000 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Kirklees website 431,000 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
Knowsley website 146,400 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Lambeth website 318,200 London borough Greater London
Lancaster website 141,300 City (1937) Lancashire
Leeds website 766,400 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) West Yorkshire
Leicester website 337,700 Unitary authority, City (1919) Leicestershire
Lewes website 100,200 East Sussex
Lewisham website 291,900 London borough Greater London
Lichfield website 102,100 Staffordshire
Lincoln website 96,200 City (TI) Lincolnshire
Liverpool website 473,100 Metropolitan borough, City (1880) Merseyside
City of London website 8,100 City (TI), sui generis City of London
Luton website 211,000 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
Maidstone website 161,800 Borough Kent
Maldon website 62,800 Essex
Malvern Hills website 75,900 Worcestershire
Manchester website 520,200 Metropolitan borough, City (1853) Greater Manchester
Mansfield website 105,900 Nottinghamshire
Medway website 274,000 Unitary authority, Borough Kent
Melton website 51,000 Borough Leicestershire
Mendip website 110,800 Somerset
Merton website 203,500 London borough Greater London
Mid Devon website 79,200 Devon
Mid Suffolk website 99,100 Suffolk
Mid Sussex website 144,400 West Sussex
Middlesbrough website 139,100 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
Milton Keynes website 259,200 Unitary authority, Borough Buckinghamshire
Mole Valley website 86,200 Surrey
Newark and Sherwood website 117,800 Nottinghamshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme website 126,100 Borough Staffordshire
Newcastle upon Tyne website 289,800 Metropolitan borough, City (1882) Tyne and Wear
New Forest website 178,900 Hampshire
Newham website 324,300 London borough Greater London
North Devon website 94,100 Devon
North Dorset website 70,000 Dorset
North East Derbyshire website 99,400 Derbyshire
North East Lincolnshire website 159,800 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
North Hertfordshire website 131,000 Hertfordshire
North Kesteven website 111,000 Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire website 169,200 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
North Norfolk website 102,900 Norfolk
North Somerset website 208,200 Unitary authority Somerset
North Tyneside website 202,700 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
North Warwickshire website 62,500 Borough Warwickshire
North West Leicestershire website 95,900 Leicestershire
Northampton website 219,500 Borough Northamptonshire
Northumberland website 316,000 Unitary authority Northumberland
Norwich website 137,500 City (1195) Norfolk
Nottingham website 314,300 Unitary authority, City (1897) Nottinghamshire
Nuneaton and Bedworth website 126,200 Borough Warwickshire
Oadby and Wigston website 55,900 Borough Leicestershire
Oldham website 228,800 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Oxford website 158,000 City (1542) Oxfordshire
Pendle website 89,800 Borough Lancashire
Peterborough website 190,500 Unitary authority, City (1541) Cambridgeshire
Plymouth website 261,500 Unitary authority, City (1928) Devon
Poole website 150,100 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
Portsmouth website 209,100 Unitary authority, City (1926) Hampshire
Preston website 140,500 City (2002) Lancashire
Purbeck website 45,700 Dorset
Reading website 160,800 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Redbridge website 293,100 London borough Greater London
Redcar and Cleveland website 135,000 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
Redditch website 84,500 Borough Worcestershire
Reigate and Banstead website 143,100 Borough Surrey
Ribble Valley website 58,100 Borough Lancashire
Richmond upon Thames website 193,600 London borough Greater London
Richmondshire website 52,700 North Yorkshire
Rochdale website 213,000 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Rochford website 84,800 Essex
Rossendale website 69,200 Borough Lancashire
Rother website 92,100 East Sussex
Rotherham website 260,100 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Rugby website 102,500 Borough Warwickshire
Runnymede website 84,600 Borough Surrey
Rushcliffe website 113,700 Borough Nottinghamshire
Rushmoor website 95,300 Borough Hampshire
Rutland website 38,000 Unitary authority Rutland
Ryedale website 52,700 North Yorkshire
St Albans website 144,800 City (1877) Hertfordshire
St Edmundsbury website 112,100 Borough Suffolk
St Helens website 177,200 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Salford website 242,000 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester
Sandwell website 316,700 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
Scarborough website 108,000 Borough North Yorkshire
Sedgemoor website 119,100 Somerset
Sefton website 273,500 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Selby website 85,400 North Yorkshire
Sevenoaks website 117,800 Kent
Sheffield website 563,700 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) South Yorkshire
Shepway website 109,500 Kent
Shropshire website 310,100 Unitary authority Shropshire
Slough website 144,600 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Solihull website 209,900 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
South Bucks website 68,500 Buckinghamshire
South Cambridgeshire website 153,300 Cambridgeshire
South Derbyshire website 98,400 Derbyshire
South Gloucestershire website 271,600 Unitary authority Gloucestershire
South Hams website 84,100 Devon
South Holland website 90,400 Lincolnshire
South Kesteven website 138,000 Lincolnshire
South Lakeland website 103,300 Cumbria
South Norfolk website 129,200 Norfolk
South Northamptonshire website 88,200 Northamptonshire
South Oxfordshire website 137,000 Oxfordshire
South Ribble website 109,100 Borough Lancashire
South Somerset website 164,600 Somerset
South Staffordshire website 110,700 Staffordshire
South Tyneside website 148,700 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
Southampton website 245,300 Unitary authority, City (1964) Hampshire
Southend-on-Sea website 177,900 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
Southwark website 302,500 London borough Greater London
Spelthorne website 98,100 Borough Surrey
Stafford website 132,200 Staffordshire
Staffordshire Moorlands website 97,800 Staffordshire
Stevenage website 86,000 Borough Hertfordshire
Stockport website 286,800 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Stockton-on-Tees website 194,100 Unitary authority, Borough Durham and North Yorkshire
Stoke-on-Trent website 251,000 Unitary authority, City (1925) Staffordshire
Stratford-on-Avon website 121,100 Warwickshire
Stroud website 115,100 Gloucestershire
Suffolk Coastal website 124,800 Suffolk
Sunderland website 276,900 Metropolitan borough, City (1992) Tyne and Wear
Surrey Heath website 87,500 Borough Surrey
Sutton website 198,100 London borough Greater London
Swale website 140,800 Borough Kent
Swindon website 215,800 Unitary authority, Borough Wiltshire
Tameside website 220,800 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Tamworth website 77,100 Borough Staffordshire
Tandridge website 85,400 Surrey
Taunton Deane website 112,800 Borough Somerset
Teignbridge website 127,400 Devon
Telford and Wrekin website 169,400 Unitary authority, Borough Shropshire
Tendring website 139,900 Essex
Test Valley website 119,300 Borough Hampshire
Tewkesbury website 85,800 Borough Gloucestershire
Thanet website 138,400 Kent
Three Rivers website 90,400 Hertfordshire
Thurrock website 163,300 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
Tonbridge and Malling website 124,400 Borough Kent
Torbay website 133,000 Unitary authority, Borough Devon
Torridge website 65,600 Devon
Tower Hamlets website 284,000 London borough Greater London
Trafford website 232,500 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Tunbridge Wells website 116,100 Borough Kent
Uttlesford website 84,000 Essex
Vale of White Horse website 124,900 Oxfordshire
Wakefield website 331,400 Metropolitan borough, City (1888) West Yorkshire
Walsall website 274,200 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
Waltham Forest website 268,000 London borough Greater London
Wandsworth website 312,100 London borough Greater London
Warrington website 206,400 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
Warwick website 139,400 Warwickshire
Watford website 95,500 Borough Hertfordshire
Waveney website 115,900 Suffolk
Waverley website 122,900 Borough Surrey
Wealden website 154,800 East Sussex
Wellingborough website 76,400 Borough Northamptonshire
Welwyn Hatfield website 116,000 Hertfordshire
West Berkshire website 155,700 Unitary authority Berkshire
West Devon website 54,300 Borough Devon
West Dorset website 100,500 Dorset
West Lancashire website 111,900 Lancashire
West Lindsey website 91,800 Lincolnshire
Westminster website 233,300 London borough, City (1540) Greater London
West Oxfordshire website 108,200 Oxfordshire
West Somerset website 34,300 Somerset
Weymouth and Portland website 65,000 Borough Dorset
Wigan website 321,000 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Wiltshire website 483,100 Unitary authority Wiltshire
Winchester website 119,200 City (TI) Hampshire
Windsor and Maidenhead website 147,400 Unitary authority, Royal borough Berkshire
Wirral website 320,900 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Woking website 99,400 Borough Surrey
Wokingham website 159,100 Unitary authority Berkshire
Wolverhampton website 253,000 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands
Worcester website 100,800 City (1189) Worcestershire
Worthing website 106,900 Borough West Sussex
Wychavon website 119,800 Worcestershire
Wycombe website 174,900 Buckinghamshire
Wyre website 108,700 Borough Lancashire
Wyre Forest website 99,000 Worcestershire
York website 204,400 Unitary authority, City (TI) North Yorkshire

Former districts[edit]

The current pattern of districts was introduced in 1974 throughout England and Wales, replacing an older system of municipal boroughs, urban districts, rural districts and county boroughs.

In England, several changes have taken place, but only within the framework created then.

Former English districts are as follows

District Status Date abolished Former county Successor
Alnwick non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Bath non-metropolitan district, City 1 April 1996 Avon Bath and North East Somerset
Berwick-upon-Tweed non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Beverley non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside East Riding of Yorkshire
Blyth Valley non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Boothferry non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire
Bridgnorth non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Shropshire Shropshire
Brighton non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1997 East Sussex Brighton and Hove
Caradon non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
Carrick non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
Castle Morpeth non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Chester non-metropolitan district, City 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire West and Chester
Chester-le-Street non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 County Durham County Durham
Cleethorpes non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside North East Lincolnshire
Congleton non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire East
Crewe and Nantwich non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire East
Derwentside non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 County Durham County Durham
Durham non-metropolitan district, City 1 April 2009 County Durham County Durham
Easington non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 County Durham County Durham
East Yorkshire non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside East Riding of Yorkshire
Ellesmere Port and Neston non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire West and Chester
Gillingham non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1998 Kent Medway
Glanford non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside North Lincolnshire
Great Grimsby non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside North East Lincolnshire
Hereford non-metropolitan district, City 1 April 1998 Hereford and Worcester Herefordshire
Holderness non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside East Riding of Yorkshire
Hove non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1997 East Sussex Brighton and Hove
Kennet non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Wiltshire Wiltshire
Kerrier non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
Kingswood non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Avon South Gloucestershire
Leominster non-metropolitan district 1 April 1998 Hereford and Worcester Herefordshire (part to Malvern Hills)
Macclesfield non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire East
Malvern Hills non-metropolitan district 1 April 1998 Hereford and Worcester Herefordshire and Malvern Hills
Medina non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1995 Isle of Wight Isle of Wight
Mid Bedfordshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Bedfordshire Central Bedfordshire
North Cornwall non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
North Shropshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Shropshire Shropshire
North Wiltshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Wiltshire Wiltshire
Northavon non-metropolitan district 1 April 1996 Avon South Gloucestershire
Oswestry non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Shropshire Shropshire
Penwith non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
Restormel non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cornwall Cornwall
Rochester-upon-Medway non-metropolitan district, City 1 April 1998 Kent Medway
Scunthorpe non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1996 Humberside North Lincolnshire
Salisbury non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Wiltshire Wiltshire
Sedgefield non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 County Durham County Durham
Shrewsbury and Atcham non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Shropshire Shropshire
South Bedfordshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Bedfordshire Central Bedfordshire
South Herefordshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 1998 Hereford and Worcester Herefordshire
South Shropshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Shropshire Shropshire
South Wight non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 1995 Isle of Wight Isle of Wight
Teesdale non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 County Durham County Durham
Tynedale non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Vale Royal non-metropolitan district, borough 1 April 2009 Cheshire Cheshire West and Chester
Wansbeck non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Northumberland Northumberland
Wansdyke non-metropolitan district 1 April 1996 Avon Bath and North East Somerset
Wear Valley non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 County Durham County Durham
West Wiltshire non-metropolitan district 1 April 2009 Wiltshire Wiltshire

In most cases, these districts were merged to form unitary authorities, which are indicated in the right.

The exceptions were Malvern Hills and Leominster, which were both split between the new district of Herefordshire and a new district of Malvern Hills.

See List of rural and urban districts of England for a list of the districts as they stood immediately before 1 April 1974.


Renamings[edit]

Under section 74 of the Local Government Act 1972, the council of a district, county or London borough (or county borough in Wales) may change its name, providing the resolution to do so gains two-thirds of the votes at a special meeting. Until 1 April 1978, the council had to have the permission of the Secretary of State, but since that date they may do so unilaterally. At least one district name change was vetoed: the shadow authority for North Wolds wished to become "Bridlington and Yorkshire Wolds" before 1974 at the same time as other name changes were allowed.

Several English districts have done this, whilst others have been renamed under the 1990s UK local government reform. A few districts have even changed names twice.

Original name New name Date Notes
Barking Barking and Dagenham 1 January 1980 [2]
Basingstoke Basingstoke and Deane 20 January 1978 [3]
Beaconsfield South Bucks 1 April 1980 [4]
Bedford North Bedfordshire 15 October 1975 [5]
Bedford 1992 [6]
Beverley East Yorkshire Borough of Beverley 12 May 1981 [2]
Blackburn Blackburn with Darwen 2 May 1997 (before unitary)
Bosworth Hinckley and Bosworth 20 November 1973
Bracknell Bracknell Forest 27 April 1988 [7]
Crewe Crewe and Nantwich 17 January 1974
Ellesmere Port Ellesmere Port and Neston 21 June 1976
Grimsby Great Grimsby 1 January 1979
Hammersmith Hammersmith and Fulham 1 April 1979
Hartley Wintney Hart 17 January 1974
Herefordshire County of Herefordshire 20 June 1997
Huntingdon Huntingdonshire 1 October 1984 [8]
Langbaurgh Langbaurgh-on-Tees 1 January 1988 [7]
Redcar and Cleveland 1 April 1996 (with unitary)
Medway Rochester-upon-Medway 3 December 1979 [2]
Medway Towns Medway 1 April 1998 (with unitary)
Newark Newark and Sherwood 1 April 1985 [8]
Newbury West Berkshire 1 April 1998 (with unitary)
North Wolds East Yorkshire 1 February 1981 [2]
Nuneaton Nuneaton and Bedworth 1 October 1980 [2]
Pastonacres North Norfolk 20 September 1973
Petersfield East Hampshire 8 October 1973
Poole Borough and County of the Town of Poole 1 April 1997 (with unitary)
Rutland Rutland County Council 1 April 1997 (with unitary)
Shrewsbury Shrewsbury and Atcham 12 June 1974
Thamesdown Swindon effective 1 April 1997 (soon before unitary)[9]
Tiverton Mid Devon 6 February 1978 [10]
Wallingford South Oxfordshire 20 September 1973
West Derbyshire Derbyshire Dales 1 January 1987
West Norfolk King's Lynn and West Norfolk 14 May 1981 [2]
Wimborne East Dorset 1 January 1988 [7]
Woodspring North Somerset 1 April 1996 (with unitary)
Wrekin The Wrekin 7 February 1974
Telford and Wrekin 1 April 1998 (with unitary)
Yeovil South Somerset 1 April 1985 [8]

† The resolutions to change the name of the district were made by the "shadow" councils elected on 7 June 1973.

Additionally, one English county has been renamed. Shropshire was originally formally known as 'Salop'. Its name was changed effective 1 April 1980.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population estimates for UK mid-2014 analysis tool" (zip). Office for National Statistics. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Bulletin of Chanes in Local Authority Areas, Names andStatus 1980-1982" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ *The London Gazette: no. 47453. p. 1397. 2 February 1978.
  4. ^ "Alteration of Areas and Status of Local Authorities October 1979 to April 1980" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 46725. p. 13813. 31 October 1975.
  6. ^ "Bulletin of Changes of Local Authority Status, Names and Areas 1 April 1992 - 31 March 1993" (PDF). Department of The Environment. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c "Bulletin of Changes of Local Authority Status, Names and Areas 1st April 1987- 31st March 1988" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  8. ^ a b c "Alteration of Areas and Status of Local Authorities 1 April 1984 - 31 March 1985" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  9. ^ The Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area)(Borough of Swindon) Order 2003
  10. ^ "Alteration in Status and Areas of Local Authorities for Period February 1978 - September 1978" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 

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