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Here we are presenting statistics for a historical unit, which may have changed its boundaries significantly during the period covered.

Preferred Name:
AXMINSTER
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Urban District (until 1953)
Date created:
1915
Date abolished:
1953
Unit ID:
10002217
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 588.

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
DEVON Administrative County 1915 1953 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 588.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1953 was abolished to enlarge AXMINSTER RD Area: 664 acres.   1961 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal Changes of Boundary (between 8th April, 1951 and 23rd April, 1961)', for 'LAA, CP'.; M. of H. and Local Government Order No. 3409. The County of Devon (Axminster R.D.) Confirmation Order, 1953

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
AXMINSTER CP Parish-level Unit 1915 1953 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 76.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Axminster UD through time | Census tables with data for the Local Government District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10002217

Date accessed: 21st January 2020