Barnet Urban District

Barnet
Barnet Registry Office.jpg
Shield above the door of the former Council Offices on Wood Street, now the North London Coroner's Court
Area
 • 19111,510 acres (6.1 km2)[1]
 • 19313,114 acres (12.6 km2)[1]
 • 19614,290 acres (17.4 km2)[1]
Population
 • 191110,440[1]
 • 193114,726[1]
 • 196127,846[1]
Density
 • 19116.9/acre
 • 19314.7/acre
 • 19616.5/acre
History
 • Created1863
 • Abolished1965
 • Succeeded byLondon Borough of Barnet
StatusLocal government district (1863-1875)
Urban sanitary district (1875-1894)
Urban district (1894-1965)
GovernmentBarnet Local Board (1863-1875)
Barnet Urban Sanitary Authority (1875-1894)
Barnet Urban District Council (1894-1965)
 • HQWood Street, Barnet

Barnet was a local government district in south Hertfordshire from 1863 to 1965 around the town of Barnet.

Creation

Barnet Local Government District was created on 25 September 1863 under the Local Government Act 1858, and was governed by a local board. The Local Government Act 1894 reconstituted the area as an urban district and the local board was replaced by an elected Barnet Urban District Council.[2] The urban district was extended in 1905, 1914 and 1935.[3]

Civil parishes

The district originally consisted of parts of the parishes of Chipping Barnet in Hertfordshire, and Monken Hadley and South Mimms in Middlesex. The Local Government Act 1888 adjusted the county boundaries in 1889, so that the entire district was in Hertfordshire; forming part of a long, thin protrusion into Middlesex surrounded by that county on two sides, to the north and south.

The Local Government Act 1894 divided the urban district into three civil parishes:

  • Chipping Barnet (from the part of Chipping Barnet parish in Barnet UD)
  • Hadley (from the part of Monken Hadley parish in Barnet UD)
  • South Mimms Urban (from the part of South Mimms parish in the UD)

On 30 September 1896 the parish of South Mimms Urban (and therefore Barnet UD) was enlarged, gaining area previously in the parish of South Mimms (South Mimms Rural District). [4] On 25 June the following year the parish of Chipping Barnet was also enlarged, gaining area previously in the parish of Arkley (Barnet Rural District).[5]

In 1905 and 1914 respectively the parishes of Arkley and Totteridge were added, from Barnet Rural District. Rowley parish was added on 1 April 1935, created from area of the parishes of Elstree, Ridge and Shenley that lay east of the A1 in the Barnet Rural District.[3]

Abolition

In 1965 the urban district was abolished by the London Government Act 1963 and its former area transferred from Hertfordshire to Greater London. Its former area was combined with that of other districts to form the present-day London Borough of Barnet.

Politics

The urban district was divided into six wards for elections: Arkley East, Arkley West, Barnet North, Barnet South, Totteridge East and Totteridge West.

Urban district council

Parliament constituency

For elections to Parliament, the urban district was part of the constituency of:

  • Mid or St Albans Division of Hertfordshire

In 1945 St Albans was divided as an emergency measure because its electorate exceeded 100,000 voters, with the urban district becoming part of the new constituency of:

  • Barnet

Gallery

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Great Britain Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Barnet UD population (area and density). Retrieved 2008-01-28.
  2. ^ Kelly's Directory of Hertfordshire 1899, p.31 (Historical Directories), accessed January 27, 2008
  3. ^ a b Frederic A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol I: Southern England, London ,1979
  4. ^ "South Mimms Urban CP Boundary changes". A Vision of Britain. Retrieved 31 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Chipping Barnet Ch/CP Boundary changes". A Vision of Britain. Retrieved 31 May 2014.

External links

Great Britain Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Barnet UD (historic map). Retrieved 28 January 2008.

Coordinates:51°39′N 0°12′W / 51.650°N 0.200°W / 51.650; -0.200

Media files used on this page

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Greater London composite parts
Barnet Civil Parish Map 1894.svg
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A map showing the civil parishes of Barnet Urban District as they appeared in 1894. Based on the Ordnance Survey ‘County Series’ 2nd Edition Map of Middlesex (1891-95) & Map of Hertfordshire (1895-97) at 1:2500 scale. Accessed at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/.

Key:

  Barnet Urban District
  Other Urban Districts
  Rural Districts
  County boundary
Barnet Civil Parish Map 1863.svg
Author/Creator: Doc77can, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0
A map showing the civil parishes of Barnet Local Government District as they appeared in 1863. Based on the Ordnance Survey ‘County Series’ Map of Middlesex (1862-68) & Map of Hertfordshire (1865-85) at 1:2500 scale. Accessed at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/.

Key:

  Barnet Local Government District
  Other Local Government Districts
  Rural areas
  County boundary
Barnet Registry Office.jpg
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Former Barnet Registry Office, Chipping Barnet
Barnet Civil Parish Map 1935.svg
Author/Creator: Doc77can, Licence: CC BY-SA 3.0
A map showing the civil parishes of Barnet Urban District as they appeared in 1935. Based on the Ordnance Survey ‘County Series’ Revised Edition Map of Middlesex (1936-47) & Map of Hertfordshire (1936-47) at 1:2500 scale. Accessed at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/.

Key:

  Barnet Urban District
  Other Urban Districts
  Municipal Boroughs
  Rural Districts
  County boundary
Barnet 1961.png
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Barnet and East Barnet in 1961