Unparished area

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In England, an unparished area is an area that is not covered by a civil parish (a small administrative division of local government, not to be confused with an ecclesiastical parish). Most urbanised[clarification needed] districts of England are either entirely or partly unparished. Many towns and some cities in otherwise rural districts are also unparished areas and therefore no longer have a town council or city council. Some cities and towns which are unparished areas in larger districts (i.e. not districts of themselves) have charter trustees to maintain a historic charter, such as city status (an example being in Bath) or simply the mayoralty of a town.

Unparished areas were created in 1974 in areas that were formerly urban districts or municipal boroughs that did not become successor parishes. Parishes were not allowed in Greater London until the passing of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (which allows for their formation in the London boroughs)[1] and it remained entirely unparished from 1936 until Queens Park Community Council was created in 2014.[2]

List of unparished areas[edit]

This is a list of unparished areas as they existed on 1 April 1974. Many parishes have been created since then. Note that the list does not contain parishes which existed on that date.

(County abolished in 1996 and six districts replaced by four unitary authorities: names of successor unitary authorities where different shown in brackets.)
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Bath (Bath and North East Somerset) all (former county borough of Bath) still unparished, with Charter Trustees since 1996
Bristol all (former county borough of Bristol) still unparished
Kingswood (South Gloucestershire) all (former urban districts of Kingswood and Mangotsfield) became part of South Gloucestershire district in 1996, still unparished
Northavon (South Gloucestershire) none
Wansdyke (Bath and North East Somerset) former urban district of Keynsham Divided into two new parishes of Keynsham and Saltford in 1991[3][4]
Woodspring (North Somerset) former borough of Weston-super-Mare 2000[5]
(Four districts replaced by three unitary authoritiesin 2009: names of successor unitary authorities where different shown in brackets.)
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Bedford former borough of Bedford still unparished (apart from one parish in the Brickhill area of the town established in 2004)[6]
Luton all (former county borough of Luton) still unparished
Mid Bedfordshire (Central Bedfordshire) none
South Bedfordshire (Central Bedfordshire) former borough of Dunstable New parish of Dunstable formed in 1985, with remainder of unparished area transferred to existing parish of Houghton Regis.[7]
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Bracknell (Bracknell Forest) none
Newbury (West Berkshire) former borough of Newbury 1997[8]
Reading all (former county borough of Reading) still unparished
Slough former borough of Slough still unparished (a Colnbrook with Poyle parish has been created in territory taken from South Bucks and Spelthorne)
Wokingham none
Windsor and Maidenhead former boroughs of Maidenhead and New Windsor still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Aylesbury Vale former borough of Aylesbury Divided into three new parishes of Aylesbury, Coldharbour and Watermead in 2001.[9]
Beaconsfield (South Bucks) none
Chiltern none
Milton Keynes former urban districts of Bletchley, Newport Pagnell and Wolverton 2001, as Bletchley and Fenny Stratford, Calverton, Central Milton Keynes, Kents Hill, Monkston and Brinklow, New Bradwell, Newport Pagnell, Stony Stratford, Wolverton and Greenleys[10]
Wycombe former borough of High Wycombe still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Cambridge all (former borough of Cambridge) still unparished
East Cambridgeshire none
Fenland former urban district of Whittlesey Parished in 1981.[11]
Huntingdon (Huntingdonshire) none
Peterborough former borough of Peterborough and urban district of Old Fletton Part of Peterborough became parish of Bretton in 1994.[12] In 2010 a new parish of Hampton Hargate and Vale was created from part of Peterborough.[13]
In 2004 the unpopulated parish of Stanground North was abolished and its area became unparished.[14]
South Cambridgeshire none
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Chester (Cheshire West and Chester) former county borough of Chester
Congleton (Cheshire East) former borough of Congleton Parished in 1980[15]
Crewe and Nantwich (Cheshire East) former borough of Crewe To form a parish in 2013[16]
Ellesmere Port (Ellesmere Port and Neston, Cheshire West and Chester) former borough of Ellesmere Port and urban district of Neston Parish of Ince created 1987,[17] parish of Neston created 2009.[18][19]
Halton former borough of Widnes and urban district of Runcorn Parish of Halebank formed part of Widnes and parish of Sandymoor formed from part of Runcorn in 2008.[20]
Macclesfield (Cheshire East) former borough of Macclesfield and urban district of Wilmslow Wilmslow divided into three new parishes of Handforth, Styal and Wilmslow in 2011.[21] Macclesfield remains unparished.[22]
Vale Royal (Cheshire West and Chester) none
Warrington former county borough of Warrington
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Hartlepool former county borough of Hartlepool Part parished as Headland in 1999.[23]
Middlesbrough Part of the former county borough of Teesside Part parished as Stainton and Thornton, part transferred to existing parish of Nunthorpe in 1986.[24] Remainder still unparished.
Langbaurgh (Redcar and Cleveland) part of the former county borough of Teesside, the former urban district of Skelton and Brotton Area of former Skelton and Brotton UD divided into two parishes of Skelton and Brotton and Lockwood in 1982.[25]
Stockton-on-Tees part of the former county borough of Teesside Part parished as Thornaby-on-Tees and Wolviston in 1995.[26] Part parished as Billingham in 2007.[27] Remainder remains unparished.
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Caradon none
Carrick none
Kerrier former urban district of Camborne-Redruth Divided into eight parishes: Camborne, Carharrack, Carn Brea, Illogan, Lanner, Portreath, Redruth and St Day in 1985.[28]
North Cornwall none
Penwith former borough of Penzance Parished in 1980[29]
Restormel former borough of St. Austell with Fowey, urban district of Newquay Newquay parished as two parishes of Crantock and Newquay in 1983, part of St Austell with Fowey divided into four parishes (Fowey, Mevagissey, St Blaise and Tywardreath) in 1983;[30] remainder divided into the further four parishes of St Austell (now St Austell Town Council), Carlyon, St Austell Bay, and Pentewan Valley with effect from 1 April 2009.[31]
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Allerdale former borough of Workington Parished in 1982[32]
Barrow-in-Furness former county borough of Barrow-in-Furness still unparished
Carlisle former County Borough of Carlisle still unparished
Copeland former borough of Whitehaven still unparished
Eden former urban district of Penrith Parished in 2015
South Lakeland none
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Amber Valley former urban districts of Alfreton and Heanor Partly parished in 1984: Alfreton divided into three parishes: Alfreton, Somercotes and Swanwick, Riddings remained unparished; Heanor divided into four parishes: Aldercar and Langley Mill, Codnor, Heanor and Loscoe and Ironville.[33]
Bolsover none
Chesterfield former borough of Chesterfield still unparished
Derby all (former county borough of Derby) still unparished
Erewash former borough of Ilkeston and urban district of Long Eaton Part of Long Eaton parished as Sawley in 1999.[34]
High Peak former boroughs of Buxton and Glossop still unparished
North East Derbyshire none
South Derbyshire former urban district of Swadlincote still unparished
West Derbyshire (Derbyshire Dales) former urban district of Matlock Parts of unparished area divided into six new parishes of Bonsall, Darley Dale, Matlock Bath, Northwood and Tinkersley, South Darley and Tansley in 1980.[35] Remainder of unparished area divided into two civil parishes (Cromford and Matlock Town) in 1983.[36]
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
East Devon former urban district of Exmouth parished in 1996[37]
Exeter all (former county borough of Exeter) still unparished
North Devon none
Plymouth all (former county borough of Plymouth) still unparished
South Hams none
Teignbridge none
Tiverton (Mid Devon) none
Torbay All (former county borough of Torbay) Part parished as Brixham in 2007.[38]
Torridge Lundy Island formerly a civil parish,[39] now regarded as an unparished area.[40]
West Devon none
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Bournemouth all (former county borough of Bournemouth) still unparished
Christchurch former borough of Christchurch still unparished
East Dorset none
North Dorset none
Poole all (former borough of Poole) still unparished
Purbeck none
West Dorset none
Weymouth and Portland former borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Chester-le-Street (County Durham) former urban district of Chester-le-Street still unparished
Darlington former county borough of Darlington still unparished
Durham (County Durham) former borough of Durham and Framwellgate still unparished
Derwentside (County Durham) former urban districts of Consett and Stanley Stanley parished in 2008.[41][42]
Easington (County Durham) former urban district of Seaham Parished in 1983.[43]
Sedgefield (County Durham) none
Teesdale (County Durham) none
Wear Valley (County Durham) former urban districts of Bishop Auckland and Crook and Willington Part of former urban district parished as Bishop Auckland, part of Crook and Willington parished as Greater Willington in 2007.[44] Remainder still unparished.
East Sussex
(The Districts of Brighton and Hove were merged to form the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove in 1996.)
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Brighton (Brighton and Hove) all (former county borough of Brighton) Part parished as Rottingdean in 1995.[45]
Eastbourne all (former county borough of Eastbourne) still unparished
Hastings all (former county borough of Hastings) still unparished
Hove (Brighton and Hove) all (former borough of Hove and urban district of Portslade-by-Sea) still unparished
Lewes former urban district of Seaford Parished in 1999.[46]
Rother former borough of Bexhill still unparished, Charter Trustees
Wealden none
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Basildon all (former urban district of Basildon) Parishes of Billericay, Great Burstead and South Green, Little Burstead, Ramsden Bellhouse and Ramsden Cray created in 1996.[47] Parish of Noak Bridge formed in 2002.[48] Parish of Shotgate formed in 2007.[49] Parish of Bowers Gifford and North Benfleet formed 2010.[50] Remainder still unparished.
Braintree former urban districts of Braintree and Bocking and Witham Witham divided into three new parishes of Rivenhall, Silver End and Witham in 1982.[51] Braintree and Bocking still unparished.
Brentwood former urban district of Brentwood Part formed into two parishes of Herongate and Ingrave and West Horndon in 2002.[52]
Castle Point all (former urban districts of Benfleet and Canvey Island) Canvey Island parish formed 2007[53]
Chelmsford former borough of Chelmsford still unparished
Colchester former borough of Colchester Part parished as Myland in 1999.[54] Part of the parish of East Donyland was added to the unparished area in 2004.[55]
Epping Forest former urban district of Chigwell parished since 1996 - Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, and Loughton
Harlow all (former urban district of Harlow) still unparished
Maldon former urban district of Maldon Divided into two parishes of Heybridge and Maldon in 1987.[56]
Rochford former urban district of Rayleigh Part parished as Rawreth in 1994.[57] Remainder parished as Rayleigh in 1996.[58]
Southend-on-Sea former county borough of Southend-on-Sea Part parished as Leigh-on-Sea in 1996.[59] Remainder still unparished.
Tendring former urban district of Clacton still unparished
Thurrock all (former urban district of Thurrock) still unparished
Uttlesford none
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Cotswold none
Cheltenham all (former borough of Cheltenham and urban district of Charlton Kings) The unparished area was enlarged in 1991 at the same time as four civil parishes were transferred, with altered boundaries, from Tewkesbury District.[60] Charlton Kings was parished in 1995.[61] The remainder (the town of Cheltenham) remains unparished.
Forest of Dean none
Gloucester all (former county borough of Gloucester) Still unparished. (The parish of Quedgeley was transferred to Gloucester District in 1991.[60])
Stroud former urban district of Stroud Parished in 1990: Most to a new Stroud parish with parts to form a new parish of Cainscross and part transferred to existing parish of Rodborough.[62]
Tewkesbury none
Greater Manchester
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Bolton the former County Borough of Bolton, borough of Farnworth, urban districts of Kearsley, Little Lever, South Turton and Westhoughton Westhoughton parished in 1984.[63]
Bury all (former County Borough of Bury, boroughs of Prestwich and Radcliffe, urban districts of Tottington, Whitefield, part Ramsbottom) still unparished
Manchester the former county borough of Manchester still unparished
Oldham former County Borough of Oldham, urban districts of Chadderton, Crompton, Failsworth, Lees and Royton Crompton parish formed in April 1987[64] and renamed to Shaw and Crompton in July 1987.[65] Other areas still unparished.
Rochdale all (former County Borough of Rochdale, boroughs of Heywood and Middleton, urban districts of Littleborough, Milnrow and Wardle) still unparished
Salford all (former County Borough of Salford, boroughs of Eccles and Swinton and Pendlebury, urban districts of Irlam and Worsley) still unparished
Stockport all (former County Borough of Stockport, urban districts of Bredbury and Romiley, Cheadle and Gatley, Hazel Grove and Bramhall and Marple) Offerton Estate parish formed in 2002[66] In 2006 the parish changed its name to Offerton Park.[67]
Tameside all (former boroughs of Ashton-under-Lyne, Dukinfield, Hyde, Mossley, Stalybridge, urban districts of Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden and Longdendale) Mossley parish formed in 1999[68] Remainder still unparished.
Trafford former boroughs of Altrincham, Sale, Stretford, urban districts of Bowdon, Hale, Urmston still unparished
Wigan former County Borough of Wigan, borough of Leigh, urban districts of Abram, Aspull, Ashton-in-Makerfield (part), Atherton, Billinge-and-Winstanley (part), Golborne (part), Hindley, Ince-in-Makerfield, Orrell, Standish-with-Langtree and Tyldesley still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Basingstoke and Deane former borough of Basingstoke still unparished.
Eastleigh former borough of Eastleigh Part parished as Bishopstoke in 1995.[69] Part parished as Allbrook[70] and as Chandler's Ford in 2010.[71][72] Remainder still unparished.[73]
East Hampshire none
Fareham all (former urban district of Fareham) still unparished
Gosport all (former borough of Gosport) still unparished
Hart former urban district of Fleet Divided into four parishes of Church Crookham, Elvetham Heath, Ewshot and Fleet in 2010.[74]
Havant all (former urban district of Havant and Waterloo) still unparished
New Forest former borough of Lymington Divided into four parishes: Hordle, Lymington and Pennington, Milford-on-Sea and New Milton in 1979.[75]
Portsmouth all (former county borough of Portsmouth) Southsea parish formed in 1999,[76] parish dissolved 2010 and entire district now unparished.[77][78]
Rushmoor all (former borough of Aldershot and urban district of Farnborough) still unparished
Southampton all (former county borough of Southampton) still unparished
Test Valley former borough of Andover Part parished as Charlton in 1984.[79] Part parished as Enham Alamein in 2007.[80] Remainder constituted parish of Andover in 2010.[78]
Winchester former borough of Winchester Part parished as Badger Farm in 1985.[81] Remainder still unparished.
Hereford and Worcester
(County abolished in 1998 with some districts transferred to a reconstituted Worcestershire and some merged to form a unitary Herefordshire. Where unparished areas were transferred to new districts the name of the new district is shown in brackets.)
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Bromsgrove former urban district of Bromsgrove Parts constituted as five parishes: Barnt Green, Bournheath, Catshill, Finstall and Lickey in 1993.[82] Part parished as Lickey End in 2001.[83] Part of the unparished area was transferred to the existing parish of Stoke Prior in 2004.[84] The parish of Lickey End was abolished in 2011 and it and the remainder of the area remains unparished.[85]
Hereford (Herefordshire) all (former City of Hereford) Hereford district abolished 1998, parished 2000
Leominster (Herefordshire) none
Malvern Hills former urban district of Malvern Part formed into the parishes of Malvern Wells and West Malvern in 1986.[86] The remainder parished as Malvern in 1995.[87]
Redditch all (former urban district of Redditch) Parish of Feckenham formed in 1983.[88] Remainder still unparished.
South Herefordshire (Herefordshire) none
Worcester former borough of Worcester still unparished
Wychavon none
Wyre Forest former borough of Kidderminster still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Broxbourne all (former urban districts of Cheshunt and Hoddesdon) still unparished
Dacorum former borough of Hemel Hempstead still unparished
East Hertfordshire none
Hertsmere former urban districts of Bushey and Potters Bar Part of former Potters Bar UD parished as South Mimms in 2008.[89] Remainder still unparished.
North Hertfordshire former urban districts of Baldock, Hitchin, Letchworth Letchworth parished as Letchworth Garden City in 2005,[90] Baldock and Hitchin still unparished
St Albans former borough of St Albans still unparished
Stevenage all (former urban district of Stevenage) still unparished
Three Rivers former urban district of Rickmansworth still unparished
Watford former borough of Watford still unparished
Welwyn Hatfield former urban district of Welwyn Garden City still unparished
(County abolished in 1996 and nine districts replaced by four unitary authorities: names of successor unitary authorities where different shown in brackets.)
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Beverley (East Riding of Yorkshire) former borough of Beverley and former urban district of Haltemprice Part of Haltemprice parished as Hessle in 1986.[91] Another part of Haltemprice parished as Cottingham and parish of Beverley formed in 1999.[92] Remainder of Haltemprice divided into parishes of Anlaby with Anlaby Common, Kirk Ella and West Ella and Willerby in 2000.[93]
Boothferry (East Riding of Yorkshire / North Lincolnshire) former borough of Goole Parish formed in 1983.[94][95]
Cleethorpes (North East Lincolnshire) former borough of Cleethorpes still unparished
Glanford (North Lincolnshire) none
Grimsby (North East Lincolnshire) all (former county borough of Grimsby) Part parished as Great Coates in 2003.[96] Remainder still unparished.
Holderness (East Riding of Yorkshire) former urban district of Withernsea Parished in 1983.[97][98]
Hull all (former county borough of Hull) still unparished
North Wolds renamed East Yorkshire (East Riding of Yorkshire) former borough of Bridlington, former urban district of Driffield Driffield parished in 1981,[99] Bridlington parished in 2000[93]
Scunthorpe (North Lincolnshire) all (former borough of Scunthorpe) still unparished
Isle of Wight
(The two districts were abolished in 1995 and replaced by a single unitary authority.)
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Medina all (former boroughs of Newport and Ryde, urban district of Cowes) Partly parished in 1985: Cowes and Gurnard parishes formed part of former Cowes Urban District, St Helens formed from part of former Borough of Ryde, Wootton formed from part of former Borough of Newport.[100][101] Part of former Borough of Ryde parished as Seaview in 1989.[101][102] East Cowes parished in 1998.[103] Part of remainder of former Borough of Ryde divided into two parishes of Fishbourne and Havenstreet and Ashey in 2006.[104] Remainder of unparished area divided into parishes of Newport, Northwood, Ryde and Whippingham in 2008.[105]
South Wight former urban district of Sandown-Shanklin Divided into three parishes of Lake, Sandown and Shanklin in 1984.[106]
(In 1998 the districts of Gillingham and Rochester-upon-Medway were merged to form a new Medway unitary authority.)
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Ashford former urban district of Ashford still unparished
Canterbury former county borough of Canterbury and urban districts of Herne Bay and Whitstable Part of Herne Bay parished as Herne & Broomfield and part of Whitstable as Chestfield in 1988.[107] Remainder still unparished.
Dartford former borough of Dartford still unparished
Dover former boroughs of Deal and Dover Part of Dover parished as River in 1987.[108] Dover parished in 1996[109] Former Borough of Deal divided into Deal[110] and Walmer[111] parishes.
Gillingham (Medway) all (former borough of Gillingham) still unparished
Gravesham former borough of Gravesend and urban district of Northfleet still unparished
Maidstone former borough of Maidstone Part parished as Tovil, with small part forming part of new parish of Downswood in 1987.[112] Remainder still unparished.
Medway: renamed City of Rochester-upon-Medway (Medway) former boroughs of Chatham, Rochester still unparished
Sevenoaks none
Swale former borough of Queenborough-in-Sheppey and urban district of Sittingbourne and Milton
Shepway former borough of Folkestone 2004
Thanet former boroughs of Margate and Ramsgate (Ramsgate parished 2009) (Birchington-on-Sea and parts of Manston were covered by the former Borough of Margate and are now parished) (Further part of former Borough of Margate parished as Westgate on Sea in 2015)
Tonbridge and Malling former urban district of Tonbridge
Tunbridge Wells former borough of Royal Tunbridge Wells
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Blackburn (Blackburn with Darwen) former county borough of Blackburn, borough of Darwen Darwen is a parish since 2009
Blackpool all (former county borough of Blackpool)
Burnley former county borough of Burnley, urban district of Padiham Padiham is a parish since 2002
Chorley former borough of Chorley
Fylde former borough of Lytham St. Anne's
Hyndburn former borough of Accrington, urban districts of Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle and Rishton
Lancaster former borough of Lancaster and Morecambe and Heysham
Pendle former boroughs of Colne and Nelson, urban districts of Barrowford, Barnoldswick, Brierfield, Earby, Trawden entirely parished (since 2008: Colne and Nelson)
Preston former County Borough of Preston, urban district of Fulwood Ingol and Tanterton is a parish since 2012
Ribble Valley none
Rossendale former boroughs of Bacup, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, urban district of Ramsbottom (part)
South Ribble former urban districts of Leyland and Walton-le-Dale
West Lancashire former urban districts of Ormskirk and Skelmersdale and Holland
Wyre former borough of Fleetwood, urban districts of Poulton-le-Fylde and Thornton Cleveleys Fleetwood is a parish since 2009
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Blaby none
Charnwood former borough of Loughborough still unparished
former urban district of Shepshed parished
Harborough former urban district of Market Harborough still unparished
Hinckley and Bosworth former urban district of Hinckley partly (Burbage, Earl Shilton, Stoke Golding), core Hinckley still unparished
Leicester all (former county borough of Leicester) still unparished
Melton former urban district of Melton Mowbray still unparished
North West Leicestershire former urban district of Coalville Ellistown and Battleflat created from part of former Coalville UD, otherwise remains unparished
Oadby and Wigston all (former urban districts of Oadby and Wigston) still unparished
Rutland none
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Boston former borough of Boston
East Lindsey none
Lincoln all (former county borough of Lincoln)
North Kesteven none
South Holland none
South Kesteven former borough of Grantham
West Lindsey former urban district of Gainsborough
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Knowsley former urban districts of Huyton-with-Roby, Kirkby and Prescot
Liverpool all (former county borough of Liverpool) still unparished
St Helens former county borough of St Helens, urban districts of Haydock and Newton-le-Willows
Sefton former county boroughs of Bootle and Southport, borough of Crosby, urban districts of Formby and Litherland Formby, Hightown, Little Altcar and Lydiate parishes now exist
Wirral all (former county boroughs of Birkenhead and Wallasey, borough of Bebington, urban districts of Hoylake and Wirral) still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Breckland none
Broadland none
Great Yarmouth former county borough of Great Yarmouth
North Norfolk none
Norwich all (former county borough of Norwich)
South Norfolk none
West Norfolk (King's Lynn and West Norfolk) former borough of King's Lynn
North Yorkshire
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Craven none
Hambleton none
Harrogate former borough of Harrogate Parish of Pannal and Burn Bridge formed 2016[113]
Richmondshire none
Ryedale none
Selby none
Scarborough former borough of Scarborough
York all (former county borough of York) added parishes in Ryedale, Selby and Hambleton districts in 1996, original area still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Corby former urban district of Corby still unparished
Daventry former borough of Daventry 2003
East Northamptonshire former urban district of Rushden yes
Kettering former borough of Kettering still unparished
Northampton former county borough of Northampton
South Northamptonshire none
Wellingborough former urban district of Wellingborough still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Alnwick none
Berwick-upon-Tweed former borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed parished 2008
Blyth Valley all (former borough of Blyth, part of Whitley Bay, part of urban district of Seaton Valley) still unparished
Castle Morpeth former borough of Morpeth yes
Tynedale none
Wansbeck all (former urban districts of Ashington, Bedlingtonshire and Newbiggin-by-the-Sea) still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Ashfield former urban districts of Hucknall, Kirkby in Ashfield and Sutton in Ashfield still unparished
Bassetlaw former boroughs of East Retford and Worksop Civil parishes of Clumber and Hardwick, Rhodesia and Shireoaks created. East Retford and the remainder of Worksop remain unparished.
Broxtowe former urban district of Beeston and Stapleford Stapleford parished in 1987; Beeston, Chilwell, Toton, Attenborough and Bramcote remain unparished
Gedling former urban districts of Arnold and Carlton Civil parish of Colwick created. Arnold and the remainder of Carlton remain unparished.
Mansfield former borough of Mansfield and urban district of Mansfield Woodhouse still unparished
Newark (Newark and Sherwood) former borough of Newark Civil parish of Newark created (1976?).
Nottingham all (former county borough of Nottingham) still unparished
Rushcliffe former urban district of West Bridgford still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Cherwell former borough of Banbury 2000[114]
Oxford all (former county borough of Oxford) majority still unparished: four parishes formed: Blackbird Leys (1990), Littlemore, Old Marston, Risinghurst and Sandhills
South Oxfordshire none
Vale of White Horse none
West Oxfordshire none
Pre-2009 District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Bridgnorth none
North Shropshire none
Oswestry none
Shrewsbury and Atcham former borough of Shrewsbury parished in 2008 (single parish)
South Shropshire none
Wrekin (Telford and Wrekin) former urban districts of Dawley, Oakengates and Wellington now entirely parished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Mendip none
Sedgemoor former borough of Bridgwater 2003
Taunton Deane former borough of Taunton
West Somerset former urban district of Minehead
Yeovil (South Somerset) former borough of Yeovil
South Yorkshire
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Barnsley former county borough of Barnsley, urban districts of Cudworth, Darfield, Darton, Dearne, Dodworth, Hoyland Nether, Royston, Wombwell and Worsborough
Doncaster former county borough of Doncaster, urban districts of Adwick-le-Street, Bentley with Arksey, Conisbrough and Mexborough
Rotherham former county borough of Rotherham, urban districts of Maltby, Rawmarsh, Swinton and Wath upon Dearne Maltby parished 2000
Sheffield former county borough of Sheffield still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Cannock Chase former urban districts of Cannock and Rugeley Rugeley and Hednesford now parished
East Staffordshire former county borough of Burton upon Trent 2003, to various parishes
Lichfield former borough of Lichfield 1980
Newcastle-under-Lyme former borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme
South Staffordshire none
Stafford former borough of Stafford
Staffordshire Moorlands none
Stoke-on-Trent all (former county borough of Stoke-on-Trent)
Tamworth all (former borough of Tamworth)
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Babergh none
Ipswich all (former county borough of Ipswich) still unparished
Mid Suffolk none
Forest Heath former urban district of Newmarket parished in 1999 as Newmarket and Exning
St Edmundsbury former borough of Bury St Edmunds and urban district of Haverhill Haverhill in 1989, Bury St Edmunds in 2003
Suffolk Coastal none
Waveney former borough of Lowestoft still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Elmbridge all (former urban districts of Esher and Walton and Weybridge) one parish (Claygate) created in 2000
Epsom and Ewell all (former borough of Epsom and Ewell)
Guildford former borough of Guildford
Mole Valley former urban districts of Dorking and Leatherhead
Reigate and Banstead former borough of Reigate and urban district of Banstead
Runnymede all (former urban districts of Chertsey and Egham) still unparished
Spelthorne all (former urban districts of Staines and Sunbury) still unparished
Surrey Heath former urban districts of Frimley and Camberley still unparished
Tandridge former urban district of Caterham and Warlingham entirely parished in 2000
Waverley former urban district of Farnham parished
Woking former urban district of Woking Byfleet parish created in 1989
Tyne and Wear
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Gateshead former county borough of Gateshead, urban districts of Blaydon, Felling, Ryton and Whickham still unparished. parish of Birtley became unparished in 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne former county borough of Newcastle upon Tyne, urban districts of Gosforth and Newburn a Blakelaw and North Fenham parish set up in 2001, rest remains unparished
North Tyneside all (former county borough of Tynemouth, boroughs of Wallsend and Whitley Bay (part), urban districts of Longbenton, Seaton Valley (part)) still unparished
South Tyneside all (former county borough of South Shields, borough of Jarrow, urban districts of Boldon and Hebburn) still unparished
Sunderland former County Borough of Sunderland, urban districts of Houghton-le-Spring and Washington still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
North Warwickshire none
Nuneaton (Nuneaton and Bedworth) all (former borough of Nuneaton, urban district of Bedworth)
Rugby former borough of Rugby
Stratford-on-Avon none
Warwick former borough of Royal Leamington Spa 2002
West Midlands
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Birmingham all (former county borough of Birmingham and borough of Sutton Coldfield) New Frankley parish created in 2000 from land prior to 1995 in Bromsgrove district
Coventry former county borough of Coventry still unparished
Dudley all (former county borough of Dudley and boroughs of Halesowen and Stourbridge still unparished
Sandwell all (former county boroughs of West Bromwich and Warley) still unparished
Solihull former county borough of Solihull still unparished
Walsall all (former county borough of Walsall and urban district of Aldridge-Brownhills)
Wolverhampton all (former county borough of Wolverhampton) still unparished
West Sussex
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Adur former urban districts of Shoreham-by-Sea and Southwick still unparished
Arun former urban districts of Bognor Regis and Littlehampton both parished
Chichester none
Crawley all
Horsham former urban district of Horsham still unparished
Mid Sussex former urban district of Cuckfield Cuckfield parished
Worthing all (former borough of Worthing) still unparished
West Yorkshire
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Bradford former county borough of Bradford, borough of Keighley, urban districts of Baildon, Bingley and Shipley, Queensbury and Shelf (part) Keighley parished in 2002, various parts of former county borough parished in 2004 as Clayton, Sandy Lane, Wilsden and Wrose.[6][115]
Calderdale former county borough of Halifax, borough of Brighouse, urban districts of Elland and Sowerby Bridge, Queensbury and Shelf (part) still unparished
Kirklees former county boroughs of Dewsbury and Huddersfield, boroughs of Batley and Spenborough, urban districts of Colne Valley, Heckmondwike and Mirfield Mirfield parish created 1988, rest still unparished
Leeds former county borough of Leeds, boroughs of Morley and Pudsey, urban districts of Aireborough, Garforth, Horsforth, Rothwell various parishes created. Morley parish does not include some areas that had been in the pre-1974 borough
Wakefield former county borough of Wakefield, boroughs of Castleford, Ossett and Pontefract, urban districts of Horbury, Knottingley and Stanley still unparished
District Unparished area Changes since 1974
Kennet none
North Wiltshire none
Salisbury former borough of Salisbury (New Sarum) 2009
Thamesdown (Swindon) former borough of Swindon Parished with effect from 1 April 2017
West Wiltshire none

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