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 2017 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
(2017 est.)
Type Ceremonial County
Adur website 63,700 West Sussex
Allerdale website 97,200 Borough Cumbria
Amber Valley website 125,900 Borough Derbyshire
Arun website 158,700 West Sussex
Ashfield website 126,200 Nottinghamshire
Ashford website 127,500 Borough Kent
Aylesbury Vale website 196,000 Buckinghamshire
Babergh website 90,800 Suffolk
Barking and Dagenham website 210,700 London borough Greater London
Barnet website 387,800 London borough Greater London
Barnsley website 243,300 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Barrow-in-Furness website 67,100 Borough Cumbria
Basildon website 184,500 Borough Essex
Basingstoke and Deane website 175,300 Borough Hampshire
Bassetlaw website 116,300 Nottinghamshire
Bath and North East Somerset website 188,700 Unitary authority Somerset
Bedford website 169,900 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
Bexley website 246,100 London borough Greater London
Birmingham website 1,137,100 Metropolitan borough, City (1889) West Midlands
Blaby website 99,000 Leicestershire
Blackburn with Darwen website 148,800 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
Blackpool website 139,900 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
Bolsover website 79,100 Derbyshire
Bolton website 284,800 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Boston website 68,500 Borough Lincolnshire
Bournemouth website 194,800 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
Bracknell Forest website 120,400 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Bradford website 534,800 Metropolitan borough, City (1897) West Yorkshire
Braintree website 151,700 Essex
Breckland website 138,600 Norfolk
Brent website 329,100 London borough Greater London
Brentwood website 76,600 Borough Essex
Brighton and Hove website 288,200 Unitary authority, City (2000) East Sussex
Bristol website 459,300 Unitary authority, City (1542) Bristol
Broadland website 128,500 Norfolk
Bromley website 329,400 London borough Greater London
Bromsgrove website 97,600 Worcestershire
Broxbourne website 96,800 Borough Hertfordshire
Broxtowe website 112,700 Borough Nottinghamshire
Burnley website 87,700 Borough Lancashire
Bury website 189,600 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Calderdale website 209,500 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
Cambridge website 124,900 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
Camden website 253,400 London borough Greater London
Cannock Chase website 99,100 Staffordshire
Canterbury website 164,100 City (TI) Kent
Carlisle website 108,300 City (TI) Cumbria
Castle Point website 89,800 Borough Essex
Central Bedfordshire website 280,000 Unitary authority Bedfordshire
Charnwood website 180,400 Borough Leicestershire
Chelmsford website 176,200 City (2012) Essex
Cheltenham website 117,100 Borough Gloucestershire
Cherwell website 147,600 Oxfordshire
Cheshire East website 378,800 Unitary authority Cheshire
Cheshire West and Chester website 338,000 Unitary authority Cheshire
Chesterfield website 104,600 Borough Derbyshire
Chichester website 120,200 West Sussex
Chiltern website 95,400 Buckinghamshire
Chorley website 115,800 Borough Lancashire
Christchurch website 49,600 Borough Dorset
Colchester website 190,100 Borough Essex
Copeland website 68,700 Borough Cumbria
Corby website 69,500 Borough Northamptonshire
Cornwall website 561,300 Unitary authority Cornwall
Cotswold website 87,500 Gloucestershire
Coventry website 360,100 Metropolitan borough, City (1345) West Midlands
Craven website 56,600 North Yorkshire
Crawley website 111,700 Borough West Sussex
Croydon website 384,800 London borough Greater London
Dacorum website 153,300 Borough Hertfordshire
Darlington website 106,300 Unitary authority, Borough County Durham
Dartford website 107,500 Borough Kent
Daventry website 82,600 Northamptonshire
Derby website 257,000 Unitary authority, City (1977) Derbyshire
Derbyshire Dales website 71,800 Derbyshire
Doncaster website 308,900 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Dover website 115,800 Kent
Dudley website 319,400 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
County Durham website 523,700 Unitary authority County Durham
Ealing website 342,700 London borough Greater London
East Cambridgeshire website 88,900 Cambridgeshire
East Devon website 142,300 Devon
East Dorset website 89,400 Dorset
East Hampshire website 119,400 Hampshire
East Hertfordshire website 147,100 Hertfordshire
East Lindsey website 139,700 Lincolnshire
East Northamptonshire website 93,100 Northamptonshire
East Riding of Yorkshire website 338,100 Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
East Staffordshire website 117,600 Borough Staffordshire
Eastbourne website 103,300 Borough East Sussex
Eastleigh website 130,500 Borough Hampshire
Eden website 52,800 Cumbria
Elmbridge website 136,400 Borough Surrey
Enfield website 332,700 London borough Greater London
Epping Forest website 130,600 Essex
Epsom and Ewell website 79,500 Borough Surrey
Erewash website 115,300 Borough Derbyshire
Exeter website 128,900 City (TI) Devon
Fareham website 116,200 Borough Hampshire
Fenland website 100,800 Cambridgeshire
Folkestone and Hythe website 111,400 Kent
Forest Heath website 65,500 Suffolk
Forest of Dean website 86,000 Gloucestershire
Fylde website 78,900 Borough Lancashire
Gateshead website 202,400 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
Gedling website 117,100 Borough Nottinghamshire
Gloucester website 129,100 City (1541) Gloucestershire
Gosport website 85,500 Borough Hampshire
Gravesham website 106,100 Borough Kent
Great Yarmouth website 99,400 Borough Norfolk
Greenwich website 282,800 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Guildford website 147,800 Borough Surrey
Hackney website 275,900 London borough Greater London
Halton website 127,600 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
Hambleton website 90,700 North Yorkshire
Hammersmith and Fulham website 183,000 London borough Greater London
Harborough website 91,500 Leicestershire
Haringey website 271,200 London borough Greater London
Harlow website 86,200 Essex
Harrogate website 160,000 North Yorkshire
Harrow website 248,900 London borough Greater London
Hart website 95,500 Hampshire
Hartlepool website 93,000 Unitary authority, Borough County Durham
Hastings website 92,800 Borough East Sussex
Havant website 125,100 Borough Hampshire
Havering website 256,000 London borough Greater London
Herefordshire website 191,000 Unitary authority Herefordshire
Hertsmere website 104,000 Borough Hertfordshire
High Peak website 92,100 Borough Derbyshire
Hillingdon website 302,300 London borough Greater London
Hinckley and Bosworth website 111,400 Borough Leicestershire
Horsham website 140,100 West Sussex
Hounslow website 269,100 London borough Greater London
Kingston upon Hull website 260,700 Unitary authority, City (1299) East Riding of Yorkshire
Huntingdonshire website 177,000 Cambridgeshire
Hyndburn website 80,400 Borough Lancashire
Ipswich website 138,500 Borough Suffolk
Isle of Wight website 141,000 Unitary authority Isle of Wight
Isles of Scilly website 2,300 Sui Generis Cornwall
Islington website 235,000 London borough Greater London
Kensington and Chelsea website 155,700 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Kettering website 100,300 Borough Northamptonshire
King's Lynn and West Norfolk website 151,900 Borough Norfolk
Kingston upon Thames website 174,600 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Kirklees website 437,100 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
Knowsley website 148,600 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Lambeth website 324,000 London borough Greater London
Lancaster website 142,500 City (1937) Lancashire
Leeds website 784,800 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) West Yorkshire
Leicester website 353,500 Unitary authority, City (1919) Leicestershire
Lewes website 102,300 East Sussex
Lewisham website 301,300 London borough Greater London
Lichfield website 103,500 Staffordshire
Lincoln website 98,400 City (TI) Lincolnshire
Liverpool website 491,500 Metropolitan borough, City (1880) Merseyside
City of London website 7,700 Sui Generis, City (TI) City of London
Luton website 214,700 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
Maidstone website 167,700 Borough Kent
Maldon website 64,000 Essex
Malvern Hills website 77,200 Worcestershire
Manchester website 545,500 Metropolitan borough, City (1853) Greater Manchester
Mansfield website 108,600 Nottinghamshire
Medway website 277,600 Unitary authority, Borough Kent
Melton website 50,900 Borough Leicestershire
Mendip website 113,500 Somerset
Merton website 206,100 London borough Greater London
Mid Devon website 80,600 Devon
Mid Suffolk website 101,500 Suffolk
Mid Sussex website 148,300 West Sussex
Middlesbrough website 140,600 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
Milton Keynes website 267,500 Unitary authority, Borough Buckinghamshire
Mole Valley website 87,100 Surrey
Newark and Sherwood website 121,000 Nottinghamshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme website 129,000 Borough Staffordshire
Newcastle upon Tyne website 295,800 Metropolitan borough, City (1882) Tyne and Wear
New Forest website 179,600 Hampshire
Newham website 348,000 London borough Greater London
North Devon website 95,400 Devon
North Dorset website 71,100 Dorset
North East Derbyshire website 100,800 Derbyshire
North East Lincolnshire website 159,800 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
North Hertfordshire website 133,300 Hertfordshire
North Kesteven website 115,200 Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire website 171,300 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
North Norfolk website 104,100 Norfolk
North Somerset website 212,800 Unitary authority Somerset
North Tyneside website 204,500 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
North Warwickshire website 64,100 Borough Warwickshire
North West Leicestershire website 100,100 Leicestershire
Northampton website 225,700 Borough Northamptonshire
Northumberland website 319,000 Unitary authority Northumberland
Norwich website 140,400 City (1195) Norfolk
Nottingham website 329,200 Unitary authority, City (1897) Nottinghamshire
Nuneaton and Bedworth website 128,700 Borough Warwickshire
Oadby and Wigston website 57,000 Borough Leicestershire
Oldham website 233,800 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Oxford website 154,600 City (1542) Oxfordshire
Pendle website 90,700 Borough Lancashire
Peterborough website 198,900 Unitary authority, City (1541) Cambridgeshire
Plymouth website 263,100 Unitary authority, City (1928) Devon
Poole website 151,300 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
Portsmouth website 214,700 Unitary authority, City (1926) Hampshire
Preston website 141,300 City (2002) Lancashire
Purbeck website 46,800 Dorset
Reading website 163,100 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Redbridge website 301,800 London borough Greater London
Redcar and Cleveland website 136,000 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
Redditch website 85,200 Borough Worcestershire
Reigate and Banstead website 146,400 Borough Surrey
Ribble Valley website 59,500 Borough Lancashire
Richmond upon Thames website 195,700 London borough Greater London
Richmondshire website 53,700 North Yorkshire
Rochdale website 218,500 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Rochford website 86,200 Essex
Rossendale website 70,400 Borough Lancashire
Rother website 95,000 East Sussex
Rotherham website 263,400 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Rugby website 106,400 Borough Warwickshire
Runnymede website 86,900 Borough Surrey
Rushcliffe website 116,000 Borough Nottinghamshire
Rushmoor website 95,800 Borough Hampshire
Rutland website 39,500 Unitary authority Rutland
Ryedale website 54,300 North Yorkshire
St Albans website 147,100 City (1877) Hertfordshire
St Edmundsbury website 113,700 Borough Suffolk
St Helens website 179,300 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Salford website 251,300 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester
Sandwell website 325,500 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
Scarborough website 108,400 Borough North Yorkshire
Sedgemoor website 122,200 Somerset
Sefton website 274,600 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Selby website 87,900 North Yorkshire
Sevenoaks website 119,400 Kent
Sheffield website 577,800 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) South Yorkshire
Shropshire website 317,500 Unitary authority Shropshire
Slough website 148,800 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Solihull website 213,900 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
South Bucks website 69,800 Buckinghamshire
South Cambridgeshire website 156,700 Cambridgeshire
South Derbyshire website 102,400 Derbyshire
South Gloucestershire website 279,000 Unitary authority Gloucestershire
South Hams website 85,300 Devon
South Holland website 93,300 Lincolnshire
South Kesteven website 141,700 Lincolnshire
South Lakeland website 104,300 Cumbria
South Norfolk website 135,500 Norfolk
South Northamptonshire website 91,100 Northamptonshire
South Oxfordshire website 139,800 Oxfordshire
South Ribble website 110,400 Borough Lancashire
South Somerset website 167,200 Somerset
South Staffordshire website 111,900 Staffordshire
South Tyneside website 149,600 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
Southampton website 252,400 Unitary authority, City (1964) Hampshire
Southend-on-Sea website 181,800 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
Southwark website 314,200 London borough Greater London
Spelthorne website 99,100 Borough Surrey
Stafford website 134,800 Staffordshire
Staffordshire Moorlands website 98,500 Staffordshire
Stevenage website 87,700 Borough Hertfordshire
Stockport website 291,000 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Stockton-on-Tees website 196,500 Unitary authority, Borough County Durham and North Yorkshire
Stoke-on-Trent website 255,400 Unitary authority, City (1925) Staffordshire
Stratford-on-Avon website 125,200 Warwickshire
Stroud website 118,100 Gloucestershire
Suffolk Coastal website 129,000 Suffolk
Sunderland website 277,200 Metropolitan borough, City (1992) Tyne and Wear
Surrey Heath website 88,800 Borough Surrey
Sutton website 203,200 London borough Greater London
Swale website 146,700 Borough Kent
Swindon website 220,400 Unitary authority, Borough Wiltshire
Tameside website 224,100 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Tamworth website 76,500 Borough Staffordshire
Tandridge website 87,300 Surrey
Taunton Deane website 117,400 Borough Somerset
Teignbridge website 131,400 Devon
Telford and Wrekin website 175,800 Unitary authority, Borough Shropshire
Tendring website 144,700 Essex
Test Valley website 124,000 Borough Hampshire
Tewkesbury website 90,300 Borough Gloucestershire
Thanet website 141,300 Kent
Three Rivers website 92,600 Hertfordshire
Thurrock website 170,400 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
Tonbridge and Malling website 128,900 Borough Kent
Torbay website 135,200 Unitary authority, Borough Devon
Torridge website 67,800 Devon
Tower Hamlets website 308,000 London borough Greater London
Trafford website 235,500 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Tunbridge Wells website 118,100 Borough Kent
Uttlesford website 87,700 Essex
Vale of White Horse website 131,200 Oxfordshire
Wakefield website 340,800 Metropolitan borough, City (1888) West Yorkshire
Walsall website 281,300 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
Waltham Forest website 275,500 London borough Greater London
Wandsworth website 323,300 London borough Greater London
Warrington website 209,700 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
Warwick website 140,300 Warwickshire
Watford website 96,700 Borough Hertfordshire
Waveney website 117,900 Suffolk
Waverley website 125,000 Borough Surrey
Wealden website 158,900 East Sussex
Wellingborough website 78,900 Borough Northamptonshire
Welwyn Hatfield website 122,300 Hertfordshire
West Berkshire website 158,500 Unitary authority Berkshire
West Devon website 55,300 Borough Devon
West Dorset website 102,100 Dorset
West Lancashire website 113,900 Lancashire
West Lindsey website 94,300 Lincolnshire
Westminster website 244,800 London borough, City (1540) Greater London
West Oxfordshire website 109,300 Oxfordshire
West Somerset website 34,900 Somerset
Weymouth and Portland website 65,800 Borough Dorset
Wigan website 324,700 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Wiltshire website 496,000 Unitary authority Wiltshire
Winchester website 123,900 City (TI) Hampshire
Windsor and Maidenhead website 150,100 Unitary authority, Royal borough Berkshire
Wirral website 322,800 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Woking website 101,100 Borough Surrey
Wokingham website 165,000 Unitary authority Berkshire
Wolverhampton website 259,900 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands
Worcester website 102,300 City (1189) Worcestershire
Worthing website 109,600 Borough West Sussex
Wychavon website 125,400 Worcestershire
Wycombe website 174,800 Buckinghamshire
Wyre website 110,400 Borough Lancashire
Wyre Forest website 100,700 Worcestershire
York website 208,200 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 1 October 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)
Shepway Folkestone and Hythe 1 April 2018 [9]
Shrewsbury Shrewsbury and Atcham 12 June 1974
Thamesdown Swindon effective 1 April 1997 (soon before unitary)[10]
Tiverton Mid Devon 6 February 1978 [11]
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, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2017". Office for National Statistics. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Bulletin of Changes in Local Authority Areas, Names and Status 1980-1982" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Retrieved 15 January 2012. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ *"No. 47453". The London Gazette. 2 February 1978. p. 1397. 
  4. ^ "Alteration of Areas and Status of Local Authorities October 1979 to April 1980" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 December 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "No. 46725". The London Gazette. 31 October 1975. p. 13813. 
  6. ^ "Bulletin of Changes of Local Authority Status, Names and Areas 1 April 1992 - 31 March 1993" (PDF). Department of The Environment. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 
  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. 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. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "We've changed our name". www.shepway.gov.uk. 
  10. ^ The Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area)(Borough of Swindon) Order 2003
  11. ^ "Alteration in Status and Areas of Local Authorities for Period February 1978 - September 1978" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 

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