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 2015 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
(2015 est.)
Type Ceremonial County
Adur website 63,400 West Sussex
Allerdale website 96,700 Borough Cumbria
Amber Valley website 124,100 Borough Derbyshire
Arun website 155,700 West Sussex
Ashfield website 123,600 Nottinghamshire
Ashford website 124,300 Borough Kent
Aylesbury Vale website 188,700 Buckinghamshire
Babergh website 89,200 Suffolk
Barking and Dagenham website 202,000 London borough Greater London
Barnet website 379,700 London borough Greater London
Barnsley website 239,300 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Barrow-in-Furness website 67,500 Borough Cumbria
Basildon website 181,700 Essex
Basingstoke and Deane website 173,900 Borough Hampshire
Bassetlaw website 114,500 Nottinghamshire
Bath and North East Somerset website 184,900 Unitary authority Somerset
Bedford website 166,300 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
Bexley website 242,100 London borough Greater London
Birmingham website 1,111,300 Metropolitan borough, City (1889) West Midlands
Blaby website 96,500 Leicestershire
Blackburn with Darwen website 146,800 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
Blackpool website 139,600 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
Bolsover website 77,800 Derbyshire
Bolton website 281,600 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Boston website 66,900 Borough Lincolnshire
Bournemouth website 194,500 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
Bracknell Forest website 119,000 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Bradford website 531,200 Metropolitan borough, City (1897) West Yorkshire
Braintree website 150,400 Essex
Breckland website 135,500 Norfolk
Brent website 324,000 London borough Greater London
Brentwood website 76,100 Borough Essex
Brighton & Hove website 285,300 Unitary authority, City (2000) East Sussex
Bristol website 449,300 Unitary authority, City (1542) Bristol
Broadland website 126,600 Norfolk
Bromley website 324,900 London borough Greater London
Bromsgrove website 95,800 Worcestershire
Broxbourne website 96,200 Borough Hertfordshire
Broxtowe website 112,300 Borough Nottinghamshire
Burnley website 87,400 Borough Lancashire
Bury website 187,900 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Calderdale website 208,400 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
Cambridge website 130,900 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
Camden website 241,100 London borough Greater London
Cannock Chase website 98,500 Staffordshire
Canterbury website 160,000 City (TI) Kent
Carlisle website 108,200 City (TI) Cumbria
Castle Point website 89,200 Borough Essex
Central Bedfordshire website 274,000 Unitary authority Bedfordshire
Charnwood website 176,700 Borough Leicestershire
Chelmsford website 172,600 City (2012) Essex
Cheltenham website 116,800 Borough Gloucestershire
Cherwell website 145,600 Oxfordshire
Cheshire East website 375,400 Unitary authority Cheshire
Cheshire West and Chester website 333,900 Unitary authority Cheshire
Chesterfield website 104,400 Borough Derbyshire
Chichester website 117,000 West Sussex
Chiltern website 94,500 Buckinghamshire
Chorley website 113,000 Borough Lancashire
Christchurch website 49,100 Borough Dorset
Colchester website 183,900 Borough Essex
Copeland website 69,600 Borough Cumbria
Corby website 66,900 Borough Northamptonshire
Cornwall website 549,400 Unitary authority Cornwall
Cotswold website 85,200 Gloucestershire
Coventry website 345,400 Metropolitan borough, City (1345) West Midlands
Craven website 55,800 North Yorkshire
Crawley website 110,900 Borough West Sussex
Croydon website 379,000 London borough Greater London
Dacorum website 151,400 Borough Hertfordshire
Darlington website 105,400 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
Dartford website 103,900 Borough Kent
Daventry website 80,000 Northamptonshire
Derby website 254,300 Unitary authority, City (1977) Derbyshire
Derbyshire Dales website 71,100 Derbyshire
Doncaster website 304,800 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Dover website 113,200 Kent
Dudley website 316,500 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
County Durham website 519,700 Unitary authority County Durham
Ealing website 343,100 London borough Greater London
East Cambridgeshire website 87,300 Cambridgeshire
East Devon website 138,100 Devon
East Dorset website 88,700 Dorset
East Hampshire website 118,100 Hampshire
East Hertfordshire website 144,700 Hertfordshire
East Lindsey website 137,900 Lincolnshire
East Northamptonshire website 89,700 Northamptonshire
East Riding of Yorkshire website 336,700 Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
East Staffordshire website 116,000 Borough Staffordshire
Eastbourne website 102,500 Borough East Sussex
Eastleigh website 129,000 Borough Hampshire
Eden website 52,600 Cumbria
Elmbridge website 132,700 Borough Surrey
Enfield website 328,400 London borough Greater London
Epping Forest website 129,700 Essex
Epsom and Ewell website 79,000 Borough Surrey
Erewash website 114,500 Borough Derbyshire
Exeter website 127,300 City (TI) Devon
Fareham website 114,800 Borough Hampshire
Fenland website 99,200 Cambridgeshire
Forest Heath website 63,700 Suffolk
Forest of Dean website 84,500 Gloucestershire
Fylde website 77,300 Borough Lancashire
Gateshead website 201,000 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
Gedling website 115,900 Borough Nottinghamshire
Gloucester website 127,200 City (1541) Gloucestershire
Gosport website 84,700 Borough Hampshire
Gravesham website 106,300 Borough Kent
Great Yarmouth website 98,700 Borough Norfolk
Greenwich website 274,800 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Guildford website 146,100 Borough Surrey
Hackney website 269,000 London borough Greater London
Halton website 126,500 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
Hambleton website 90,000 North Yorkshire
Hammersmith and Fulham website 179,400 London borough Greater London
Harborough website 89,300 Leicestershire
Haringey website 272,900 London borough Greater London
Harlow website 85,400 Essex
Harrogate website 157,000 North Yorkshire
Harrow website 247,100 London borough Greater London
Hart website 93,900 Hampshire
Hartlepool website 92,500 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
Hastings website 91,500 Borough East Sussex
Havant website 122,900 Borough Hampshire
Havering website 249,100 London borough Greater London
Herefordshire website 188,100 Unitary authority Herefordshire
Hertsmere website 103,000 Borough Hertfordshire
High Peak website 91,500 Borough Derbyshire
Hillingdon website 297,700 London borough Greater London
Hinckley and Bosworth website 108,800 Borough Leicestershire
Horsham website 135,900 West Sussex
Hounslow website 268,800 London borough Greater London
Hull website 259,000 Unitary authority, City (1299) East Riding of Yorkshire
Huntingdonshire website 175,000 Cambridgeshire
Hyndburn website 80,200 Borough Lancashire
Ipswich website 135,600 Borough Suffolk
Isle of Wight website 139,400 Unitary authority, County Isle of Wight
Isles of Scilly website 2,300 sui generis Cornwall
Islington website 227,700 London borough Greater London
Kensington and Chelsea website 157,700 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Kettering website 97,700 Borough Northamptonshire
King's Lynn and West Norfolk website 151,000 Borough Norfolk
Kingston upon Thames website 173,500 London borough, Royal borough Greater London
Kirklees website 434,300 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
Knowsley website 147,200 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Lambeth website 324,400 London borough Greater London
Lancaster website 142,300 City (1937) Lancashire
Leeds website 774,100 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) West Yorkshire
Leicester website 342,600 Unitary authority, City (1919) Leicestershire
Lewes website 100,700 East Sussex
Lewisham website 297,300 London borough Greater London
Lichfield website 102,700 Staffordshire
Lincoln website 97,100 City (TI) Lincolnshire
Liverpool website 478,600 Metropolitan borough, City (1880) Merseyside
City of London website 8,800 City (TI), sui generis City of London
Luton website 214,700 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
Maidstone website 164,500 Borough Kent
Maldon website 62,700 Essex
Malvern Hills website 75,700 Worcestershire
Manchester website 530,300 Metropolitan borough, City (1853) Greater Manchester
Mansfield website 106,600 Nottinghamshire
Medway website 276,500 Unitary authority, Borough Kent
Melton website 50,900 Borough Leicestershire
Mendip website 111,700 Somerset
Merton website 204,600 London borough Greater London
Mid Devon website 79,500 Devon
Mid Suffolk website 99,600 Suffolk
Mid Sussex website 145,700 West Sussex
Middlesbrough website 139,500 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
Milton Keynes website 261,800 Unitary authority, Borough Buckinghamshire
Mole Valley website 86,100 Surrey
Newark and Sherwood website 118,600 Nottinghamshire
Newcastle-under-Lyme website 127,000 Borough Staffordshire
Newcastle upon Tyne website 292,900 Metropolitan borough, City (1882) Tyne and Wear
New Forest website 179,000 Hampshire
Newham website 332,800 London borough Greater London
North Devon website 94,200 Devon
North Dorset website 70,700 Dorset
North East Derbyshire website 99,600 Derbyshire
North East Lincolnshire website 159,600 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
North Hertfordshire website 131,700 Hertfordshire
North Kesteven website 111,900 Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire website 169,800 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
North Norfolk website 103,300 Norfolk
North Somerset website 209,900 Unitary authority Somerset
North Tyneside website 202,500 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
North Warwickshire website 62,800 Borough Warwickshire
North West Leicestershire website 97,200 Leicestershire
Northampton website 222,500 Borough Northamptonshire
Northumberland website 315,300 Unitary authority Northumberland
Norwich website 138,900 City (1195) Norfolk
Nottingham website 318,900 Unitary authority, City (1897) Nottinghamshire
Nuneaton and Bedworth website 126,300 Borough Warwickshire
Oadby and Wigston website 55,800 Borough Leicestershire
Oldham website 230,800 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Oxford website 159,600 City (1542) Oxfordshire
Pendle website 90,100 Borough Lancashire
Peterborough website 194,000 Unitary authority, City (1541) Cambridgeshire
Plymouth website 262,700 Unitary authority, City (1928) Devon
Poole website 150,600 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
Portsmouth website 211,800 Unitary authority, City (1926) Hampshire
Preston website 141,300 City (2002) Lancashire
Purbeck website 46,200 Dorset
Reading website 161,700 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Redbridge website 296,800 London borough Greater London
Redcar and Cleveland website 135,300 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
Redditch website 84,700 Borough Worcestershire
Reigate and Banstead website 144,100 Borough Surrey
Ribble Valley website 58,500 Borough Lancashire
Richmond upon Thames website 194,700 London borough Greater London
Richmondshire website 52,500 North Yorkshire
Rochdale website 214,200 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Rochford website 85,100 Essex
Rossendale website 69,500 Borough Lancashire
Rother website 92,900 East Sussex
Rotherham website 260,800 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
Rugby website 103,400 Borough Warwickshire
Runnymede website 85,600 Borough Surrey
Rushcliffe website 114,500 Borough Nottinghamshire
Rushmoor website 95,300 Borough Hampshire
Rutland website 38,000 Unitary authority Rutland
Ryedale website 53,100 North Yorkshire
St Albans website 145,800 City (1877) Hertfordshire
St Edmundsbury website 112,500 Borough Suffolk
St Helens website 177,600 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Salford website 245,600 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester
Sandwell website 319,500 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
Scarborough website 107,900 Borough North Yorkshire
Sedgemoor website 120,300 Somerset
Sefton website 273,700 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Selby website 86,000 North Yorkshire
Sevenoaks website 118,400 Kent
Sheffield website 569,700 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) South Yorkshire
Shepway website 110,000 Kent
Shropshire website 311,400 Unitary authority Shropshire
Slough website 145,700 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
Solihull website 210,400 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
South Bucks website 69,100 Buckinghamshire
South Cambridgeshire website 154,900 Cambridgeshire
South Derbyshire website 99,300 Derbyshire
South Gloucestershire website 274,700 Unitary authority Gloucestershire
South Hams website 84,500 Devon
South Holland website 91,200 Lincolnshire
South Kesteven website 138,900 Lincolnshire
South Lakeland website 103,500 Cumbria
South Norfolk website 131,000 Norfolk
South Northamptonshire website 89,100 Northamptonshire
South Oxfordshire website 137,400 Oxfordshire
South Ribble website 109,700 Borough Lancashire
South Somerset website 165,000 Somerset
South Staffordshire website 110,700 Staffordshire
South Tyneside website 148,700 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
Southampton website 249,500 Unitary authority, City (1964) Hampshire
Southend-on-Sea website 178,700 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
Southwark website 308,900 London borough Greater London
Spelthorne website 98,500 Borough Surrey
Stafford website 132,500 Staffordshire
Staffordshire Moorlands website 97,900 Staffordshire
Stevenage website 86,500 Borough Hertfordshire
Stockport website 288,700 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Stockton-on-Tees website 194,800 Unitary authority, Borough Durham and North Yorkshire
Stoke-on-Trent website 251,600 Unitary authority, City (1925) Staffordshire
Stratford-on-Avon website 121,500 Warwickshire
Stroud website 116,600 Gloucestershire
Suffolk Coastal website 125,100 Suffolk
Sunderland website 277,200 Metropolitan borough, City (1992) Tyne and Wear
Surrey Heath website 88,100 Borough Surrey
Sutton website 200,100 London borough Greater London
Swale website 142,400 Borough Kent
Swindon website 217,200 Unitary authority, Borough Wiltshire
Tameside website 221,700 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Tamworth website 77,100 Borough Staffordshire
Tandridge website 86,000 Surrey
Taunton Deane website 114,000 Borough Somerset
Teignbridge website 128,800 Devon
Telford and Wrekin website 171,200 Unitary authority, Borough Shropshire
Tendring website 141,200 Essex
Test Valley website 120,700 Borough Hampshire
Tewkesbury website 86,900 Borough Gloucestershire
Thanet website 139,800 Kent
Three Rivers website 91,700 Hertfordshire
Thurrock website 165,200 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
Tonbridge and Malling website 125,700 Borough Kent
Torbay website 133,400 Unitary authority, Borough Devon
Torridge website 66,300 Devon
Tower Hamlets website 295,200 London borough Greater London
Trafford website 233,300 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Tunbridge Wells website 116,200 Borough Kent
Uttlesford website 85,100 Essex
Vale of White Horse website 126,700 Oxfordshire
Wakefield website 333,800 Metropolitan borough, City (1888) West Yorkshire
Walsall website 276,100 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
Waltham Forest website 271,200 London borough Greater London
Wandsworth website 314,500 London borough Greater London
Warrington website 207,700 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
Warwick website 139,900 Warwickshire
Watford website 96,400 Borough Hertfordshire
Waveney website 116,200 Suffolk
Waverley website 123,300 Borough Surrey
Wealden website 156,500 East Sussex
Wellingborough website 77,200 Borough Northamptonshire
Welwyn Hatfield website 119,000 Hertfordshire
West Berkshire website 156,000 Unitary authority Berkshire
West Devon website 54,400 Borough Devon
West Dorset website 100,700 Dorset
West Lancashire website 112,700 Lancashire
West Lindsey website 92,800 Lincolnshire
Westminster website 242,300 London borough, City (1540) Greater London
West Oxfordshire website 108,600 Oxfordshire
West Somerset website 34,400 Somerset
Weymouth and Portland website 65,200 Borough Dorset
Wigan website 322,000 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
Wiltshire website 486,100 Unitary authority Wiltshire
Winchester website 120,700 City (TI) Hampshire
Windsor and Maidenhead website 147,700 Unitary authority, Royal borough Berkshire
Wirral website 320,900 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
Woking website 99,400 Borough Surrey
Wokingham website 160,400 Unitary authority Berkshire
Wolverhampton website 254,400 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands
Worcester website 101,300 City (1189) Worcestershire
Worthing website 107,700 Borough West Sussex
Wychavon website 121,500 Worcestershire
Wycombe website 176,000 Buckinghamshire
Wyre website 109,700 Borough Lancashire
Wyre Forest website 99,500 Worcestershire
York website 206,900 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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