Administrative unit

St Alban Hall ColParPart

Parish-level Unit

Preferred Name:
Unit Type:
Parish-level Unit
Date created:
Date abolished:
Unit ID:
1831 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.


"St Alban Hall existed as an academic hall before the foundation of Merton College, and belonged to the convent of Littlemore. Merton purchased the hall in 1548 following the dissolution of the convent and exerted a strong influence over it, although in principle it remained an independent academic institution. The hall was finally annexed to Merton in 1881, when the remaining eighteen students were absorbed into the college." (, accessed 18 Feb. 2012)

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
OXFORDSHIRE Ancient County     1831 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
OXFORD ST JOHN THE BAPTIST AP/CP Parish-level Unit     1871 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area; Houses and Inhabitants, 1861 and 1871, in the Parishes and Places comprised in each Superintendent Registrar's District'.
OXFORD UNIVERSITY COLLEGES AND HALLS ExP Parish-level Unit     1831 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
1881 was reduced to enlarge MERTON COLLEGE ColParPart   Henry J. White, Merton College, Oxford (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1906), p. 75.

Lower level units

We know of no units which were contained within this unit.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, St Alban Hall ColParPart through time | Census tables with data for the Parish-level Unit, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 11th December 2019