Longendale Urban District

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Longendale Urban District
 • Created 1936
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by Metropolitan Borough of Tameside
Status Urban district
Government Longdendale Urban District Council

Longendale Urban District (also known as Longdendale Urban District) was, from 1936 to 1974, a local government district in the administrative county of Cheshire, England. It encompassed parts of Broadbottom, Hattersley, Hollingworth, Matley and Mottram in Longdendale, all of which form part of the non-statutory Longdendale Valley.

The district covered an area close to Cheshire's northeastern boundary with Derbyshire and was bound (from north to west) by Municipal Borough of Mossley, Municipal Borough of Stalybridge, Municipal Borough of Dukinfield and Municipal Borough of Hyde. Tintwistle Rural District, from which Longendale exchanged territory with in 1936, lay to the east.

Londendale Urban District is in the bottom right of this map of modern-day Greater Manchester superimposed over former district boundaries

The Urban District was created by the Local Government Act 1894. In 1974 Longendale Urban District was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 and its former area transferred to Greater Manchester to form part of the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside.

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A vision of Longdendale UD, visionofbritain.org.uk. URL accessed 1 March 2008.

Coordinates: 53°27′24″N 2°00′45″W / 53.4568°N 2.0124°W / 53.4568; -2.0124