Local government (17 pages found in this category)


Ancient parish

Ancient or ancient ecclesiastical parishes encompassed groups of villages and hamlets and their adjacent lands, over which a clergyman had jurisdiction.

Atherton Urban District

Atherton Urban District was from 1894 to 1974 a local government district in Lancashire, England.

Chorlton Poor Law Union

Founded in January 1837 in response to the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834, also known as the New Poor Law. It was overseen by an elected board of 19 guardians representing the 12 parishes in the area it served: Ardwick, Burnage, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Chorlton with Hardy, Didsbury, Gorton, Hulme, Levenshulme, Mosside, Rusholme, Stretford, and Withington, all in south Manchester, England.

Civil parish

Smallest administrative unit in England.

Leigh Poor Law Union

Established on 26 January 1837 in accordance with the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, covering the townships of Astley, Atherton, Bedford, Pennington, Tyldesley with Shakerley and Westleigh all in the ancient parish of Leigh, plus Culcheth, Lowton and part of Winwick.

Leigh Town Hall

Leigh Town Hall stands facing the parish church across the Civic Square at its junction with Market Street in Leigh, Greater Manchester, England. It was designed for the Municipal Borough of Leigh by James Caldwell Prestwich, who had an architectural practice in the town.

Municipal Borough of Leigh

Local government district in Lancashire, England, created in 1899 and abolished in 1974.

Municipal Borough of Stretford

Stretford Urban District was created in 1894, and granted a charter of incorporation in 1933, becoming a municipal borough. Abolished in 1974, the area it controlled is now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester.

Stretford Public Hall

Public Hall built in 1878 by John Rylands.

Stretford Town Hall

Redirected to Trafford Town Hall.