History of local government in Wales


History of local government in Wales

The history of local government Wales in a recognisably modern form emerged during the late 19th century.

Local Government Act 1888

From 1889 to 1974, counties made up of administrative counties and county boroughs were used for local government purposes. The counties were created by the Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict, c. 41) based on the historic counties of Wales, but they were not entirely identical.


#Monmouthshire ("Sir Fynwy")
#Glamorganshire or Glamorgan ("Morgannwg")
#Carmarthenshire ("Sir Gaerfyrddin")
#Pembrokeshire ("Sir Benfro")
#Cardiganshire ("Sir Aberteifi")
#Brecknockshire or Breconshire ("Sir Frycheiniog")
#Radnorshire ("Sir Faesyfed")
#Montgomeryshire ("Sir Drefaldwyn")
#Denbighshire ("Sir Ddinbych")
#Flintshire ("Sir y Fflint")
#Merionethshire ("Sir Feirionnydd")
#Caernarfonshire ("Sir Gaernarfon")
#Anglesey ("Ynys Môn")

Administrative counties

The table shows the area and population of administrative counties in Wales and Monmouthshire as recorded at the censuses of 1891 and 1961. [Census of England and Wales 1891, Vol. I, Table III. Administrative Counties and County Boroughs; Area, and Houses and Population in 1891 (Historic GIS Project, Queen's University, Belfast) [http://www.qub.ac.uk/cdda/gis/Im1891c.jpg] ] [1961 Census England and Wales: County Reports (www.visionofbritain.org.uk) [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/census/report_page.jsp?rpt_id=EW1961COU&show=DB] ]

ee also

*Local government in Wales
*History of local government in the United Kingdom

References

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