St Andrew Holborn Above the Bars with St George the Martyr

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St Andrew Holborn Above the Bars with St George the Martyr
St Giles & Holborn Civil Parish Map 1870.png
Area
 • 1851 75 acres
 • 1891 111 acres
 • 1921 118 acres
Population
 • 1851 23,355
 • 1891 26,228
 • 1921 19,224
Density
 • 1851 311/acre
 • 1891 236/acre
 • 1921 163/acre
History
 • Origin St Andrew Holborn
 • Created 1767
 • Abolished 1930
Status Civil parish
St Andrew and St George coat of arms.jpg
Coats of arms of St Andrew and St George

St Andrew Holborn Above the Bars with St George the Martyr (also known as St Andrew Holborn Above the Bars with St George the Martyr Queen Square) was a civil parish in the metropolitan area of London, that existed from 1767 to 1930.

History[edit]

The ancient parish of St Andrew Holborn was partly within the City of London and partly in the county of Middlesex.

When the Queen Square area, in the Middlesex section of the parish, was developed, a new chapel dedicated to St George was constructed between 1705 and 1706. In 1723 this area became the parish of St George the Martyr.[1]

This was recombined with the remaining Middlesex portion of St Andrew Holborn in 1767 to create St Andrew Holborn Above the Bars with St George the Martyr.[2]

Governance[edit]

The parish became part of the district of the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1855 and was grouped into the Holborn District. The board district became the County of London in 1889 and the parish became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Holborn in 1900. It was abolished as a civil parish in 1930.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit_page.jsp?u_id=10185075
  2. ^ Youngs, Frederic (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0-901050-67-9.