The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972

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The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972
Geoffrey Ripon, Secretary of State for the Environment
Note: the Order did not specify names for the new districts. The red boxes are annotations showing the names that were chosen, for ease of reference.

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS


1972 No. 2039

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, ENGLAND AND WALES

The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972

Laid before Parliament in Draft

Made ... 21st December 1972
Coming into Operation 1st February 1973

The Secretary of State for the Environment, upon consideration of proposals made to him by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England and in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 3 of the Local Government Act 1972 and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following order in the terms of a draft approved by resolution of each House of Parliament:—

Title and commencement

1. This order may be cited as the English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972 and shall come into operation on 1st February 1973.

Interpretation

2.—(1) The Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply for the interpretation of this order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

(2) In this order—

"the Act" means the Local Government Act 1972; and
"the Secretary of State" means the Secretary of State for the Environment.

Definition of districts

3. The non-metropolitan county named in each Part of the Schedule to this order shall be divided into the districts identified by reference numbers in column (1) of that Part and each such district shall comprise the areas specified in respect thereof (by reference to administrative areas existing immediately before the passing of the Act) in column (2) of that Part.

Schedule[edit]

Part 1: County of Avon[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Northavon
In the administrative county of Gloucestershire—
the rural district of Sodbury, except the parish of Alderley;
in the rural district of Thornbury, the parishes of Almondsbury, Alveston, Aust, Charfield, Cromhall, Falfield, Hill, Oldbury-upon-Severn, Olveston, Patchway, Pilning and Severn Beach, Rangeworthy, Rockhampton, Thornbury, Tortworth and Tytherington.
2
Bristol
The county borough of Bristol.
3
Kingswood
In the administrative county of Gloucestershire—
the urban districts of Kingswood and Mangotsfield;
the rural district of Warmley.
4
Woodspring
In the administrative county of Somerset—
the borough of Weston-super-Mare;
the urban districts of Clevedon and Portishead;
the rural district of Long Ashton;
in the rural district of Axbridge, the parishes of Banwell, Bleadon, Butcombe, Churchill, Congresbury, Hutton, Kewstoke, Locking, Puxton, Wick St. Lawrence, Winscombe and Wrington, so much of the parishes of Blagdon and Burrington as lies north of the boundary determined by the order to be made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 6 of Part III of Schedule 1 to the Act and so much of the parish of Loxton as lies north for the time being of the centre of the River Axe;
Steep Holme Island.
5
Wansdyke
In the administrative county of Somerset—
the urban districts of Keynsham and Norton-Radstock;
the rural district of Bathavon;
in the rural district of Clutton, the parishes of Cameley, Chelwood, Chew Magna, Chew Stoke, Clutton, Farmborough, Farrington Gurney, High Littleton, Hinton Blewett, Nempnett Thrubwell, Norton Malreward, Paulton, Publow, Stanton Drew, Stowey-Sutton and Timsbury and so much of the parishes of Compton Martin, East Harptree, Ubley and West Harptree as lies north of the boundary determined by the order to be made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 6 of Part III of Schedule 1 to the Act;
the unannexed area adjacent to the urban district of Keynsham.
6
Bath
The county borough of Bath.

Part 2: County of Bedfordshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Bedford
In the administrative county of Bedford—
the borough of Bedford;
the urban district of Kempston;
the rural district of Bedford.
2
Mid Bedfordshire
In the administrative county of Bedford—
the urban districts of Ampthill, Biggleswade and Sandy;
the rural districts of Ampthill and Biggleswade.
3
South Bedfordshire
In the administrative county of Bedford—
the borough of Dunstable;
the urban district of Leighton-Linslade;
the rural district of Luton.
4
Luton
The county borough of Luton.

Part 3: County of Berkshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Newbury (West Berkshire)
In the administrative county of Berkshire—
the borough of Newbury;
the rural districts of Bradfield, Hungerford and Newbury;
the area common to the parishes of Purley and Sulham, in the rural district of Bradfield, namely Saltney Mead;
in the rural district of Wantage, the parishes of Aldworth, Beedom, Brightwalton, Catmore, Chaddleworth, Compton, East Ilsey, Farnborough, Fawley, Hampstead Norreys, Peasemore and West Ilsley.
2
Reading
The county borough of Reading.
3
Wokingham
In the administrative county of Berkshire—
the borough of Wokingham;
the rural district of Wokingham.
4
Windsor and Maidenhead
In the administrative county of Berkshire—
the boroughs of Maidenhead and New Windsor;
the rural districts of Cookham and Windsor;

In the administrative county of Buckingham—

the urban district of Eton;
in the rural district of Eton, the parishes of Datchet, Horton and Wraysbury.
5
Slough
In the administrative county of Buckingham—
the borough of Slough;
in the rural district of Eton, the Britwell ward of the parish of Burnham and so much of the parish of Wexham as lies south of the boundary determined by the order to be made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 7 of Part III of Schedule 1 to the Act.
6
Bracknell
In the administrative county of Berkshire, the rural district of Easthampstead.

Part 4: County of Buckinghamshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Milton Keynes
In the administrative county of Buckingham—
the urban districts of Bletchley, Newport Pagnell and Wolverton;
the rural district of Newport Pagnell;
in the rural district of Winslow, so much of the parishes of Newton Longville, Shenley Brook End, Tattenhoe and Whaddon as lies within the designated area of Milton Keynes New Town.
2
Aylesbury Vale
In the administrative county of Buckingham—
the boroughs of Aylesbury and Buckingham;
the rural districts of Aylesbury, Buckingham and Wing;
the rural district of Winslow, except the areas in district 1.
3
Wycombe
In the administrative county of Buckingham—
the borough of High Wycombe;
the urban district of Marlow;
the rural district of Wycombe.
4
Chiltern
In the administrative county of Buckingham—
the urban district of Chesham;
the rural district of Amersham.
5
Beaconsfield (South Bucks)
In the administrative county of Buckingham—
the urban district of Beaconsfield;
the rural district of Eton, except the areas in Berkshire.

Part 5: County of Cambridgeshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Peterborough
In the administrative county of Huntingdon and Peterborough—
the borough of Peterborough;
the urban district of Old Fletton;
the rural districts of Barnack, Peterborough and Thorney;
in the rural district of Norman Cross, so much of the parishes of Alwalton, Orton Longueville and Orton Waterville as lies within the designated area of Peterborough New Town.
2
Fenland
In the administrative county of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely—
the borough of Wisbech;
the urban districts of Chatteris, March and Whittlesey;
the rural districts of North Witchford and Wisbech.
3
Huntingdon (Huntingdonshire)
In the administrative county of Huntingdon and Peterborough—
the boroughs of Huntingdon and Godmanchester and St. Ives;
the urban districts of Ramsey and St. Neots;
the rural districts of Huntingdon, St. Ives and St. Neots;
the rural district of Norman Cross, except the areas in district 1.
4
East Cambridgeshire
In the administrative county of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely—
the urban district of Ely;
the rural districts of Ely and Newmarket.
5
South Cambridgeshire
In the administrative county of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely, the rural districts of Chesterton and South Cambridgeshire.
6
Cambridge
In the administrative county of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely, the borough of Cambridge.

Part 6: County of Cheshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Warrington
The county borough of Warrington;

In the administrative county of Chester—

the urban district of Lymm;
in the rural district of Runcorn, the parishes of Appleton, Grappenhall, Hatton, Stockton Heath, Stretton and Walton;

In the administrative county of Lancaster—

in the urban district of Golborne, the wards of Culceth and Newchurch;
the rural district of Warrington;
in the rural district of Whiston, so much of the parish of Bold as lies within the designated area of Warrington New Town.
2
Halton
In the administrative county of Chester—
the urban district of Runcorn;
in the rural district of Runcorn, the parishes of Daresbury, Moore and Preston Brook;

In the administrative county of Lancaster—

the borough of Widnes;
in the rural district of Whiston, the parish of Hale.
3
Ellesmere Port and Neston
In the administrative county of Chester—
the borough of Ellesmere Port;
the urban district of Neston.
4
Vale Royal
In the administrative county of Chester—
the urban districts of Northwich and Winsford;
the rural district of Northwich;
the rural district of Runcorn, except the parishes in districts 1 and 2.
5
Macclesfield
In the administrative county of Chester—
the borough of Macclesfield
the urban districts of Alderley Edge, Bollington, Knutsford and Wilmslow;
the rural districts of Disley and Macclesfield;
in the rural district of Bucklow, the parishes of Agden, Ashley, Aston by Budworth, Bexton, Bollington, High Legh, Little Warford, Marthall, Mere, Millington, Mobberley, Ollerton, Peover Inferior, Peover Superior, Pickmere, Plumley, Rostherne, Tabley Inferior, Tabley Superior, Tatton and Toft.
6
Chester
The county borough of Chester;

In the administrative county of Chester, the rural districts of Chester and Tarvin.

7
Crewe and Nantwich
In the administrative county of Chester—
the borough of Crewe;
the urban district of Nantwich;
the rural district of Nantwich.
8
Congleton
In the administrative county of Chester—
the borough of Congleton;
the urban districts of Alsager, Middlewich and Sandbach;
the rural district of Congleton.

Part 7: County of Cleveland[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Hartlepool
The county borough of Hartlepool.

In the administrative county of Durham, in the rural district of Stockton, the parishes of Brierton, Claxton, Dalton Piercy, Elwick, Elwick Hall, Greatham, Hart and Newton Bewley.

2
Stockon-on-Tees
In the county borough of Teesside, the Billingham East, Billingham West, Grangefield, Hartburn, Mile House, North End, Norton, Stockton South, Thornaby East and Thornaby West wards;

In the administrative county of Durham, the rural district of Stockton, except the parishes in district 1;

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, North Riding, in the rural district of Stokesley, the parishes of Castlelevington, Hilton, Ingleby Barwick, Kirklevington, Maltby and Yarm.

3
Middlesbrough
The county borough of Teesside, except the areas in districts 2 and 4.

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, North Riding, in the rural district of Stokesley, the parish of Nunthorpe.

4
Langbaurgh (Redcar and Cleveland)
In the county borough of Teesside, the Coatham, Eston Grange, Kirkleatham, Ormesby, Redcar and South Bank wards;

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, North Riding, the urban districts of Guisborough, Loftus, Saltburn and Marske-by-the-Sea and Skelton and Brotton.

Part 8: County of Cornwall[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
North Cornwall
In the administrative county of Cornwall—
the boroughs of Bodmin and Dunheved, otherwise Launceston;
the urban district of Bude-Stratton;
the rural districts of Camelford, Launceston, Stratton and Wadebridge and Padstow.
2
Restormel
In the administrative county of Cornwall—
the borough of St. Austell with Fowey;
the urban district of Newquay;
the rural district of St. Austell.
3
Caradon
In the administrative county of Cornwall—
the boroughs of Liskeard and Saltash;
the urban districts of Looe and Torpoint;
the rural districts of Liskeard and St. Germans.
4
Penwith
In the administrative county of Cornwall—
the boroughs of Penzance and St. Ives;
the urban district of St. Just;
the rural district of West Penwith;
Wolfe Rock Lighthouse.
5
Kerrier
In the administrative county of Cornwall—
the borough of Helston;
the urban district of Camborne-Redruth;
the rural district of Kerrier.
6
Carrick
In the administrative county of Cornwall—
the boroughs of Falmouth, Penryn and Truro;
the rural district of Truro.

Part 9: County of Cumbria[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Carlisle
The county borough of Carlisle

In the administrative county of Cumberland, the rural district of Border.

2
Allerdale
In the administative county of Cumberland—
the borough of Workington;
the urban districts of Cockermouth, Keswick and Maryport;
the rural districts of Cockermouth and Wigton;
the area common to the parishes of Holme Abbey, Holme Low and Holme St. Cuthbert, in the rural district of Wigton, namely Skinburness Marsh.
3
Eden
In the administrative county of Cumberland—
the urban district of Penrith;
the rural districts of Alston with Garrigill and Penrith;

In the administrative county of Westmorland—

the borough of Appleby;
in the urban district of Lakes, the Patterdale ward;
the rural district of North Westmorland.
4
Copeland
In the administrative county of Cumberland—
the borough of Whitehaven;
the rural districts of Ennerdale and Millom.
5
South Lakeland
In the administrative county of Lancaster—
the urban districts of Grange and Ulverston;
the rural district of North Lonsdale;
the area common to the parishes of Aldingham and Urswick, in the rural district of North Lonsdale, namely Birkrig Common;
the lands common to the parishes of Lowick and Subberthwaite in the rural district of North Lonsdale;

In the administrative county of Westmorland—

the borough of Kendal;
the urban district of Windermere;
the urban district of Lakes, except the ward in district 3;
the rural district of South Westmorland;

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, West Riding, the rural district of Sedbergh.

6
Barrow-in-Furness
The county borough of Barrow-in-Furness;

In the administrative county of Lancaster, the urban district of Dalton-in-Furness.

Part 10: County of Derbyshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
High Peak
In the administrative county of Cheshire, the rural district of Tintwistle.

In the administrative county of Derbyshire—

the boroughs of Buxton and Glossop;
the urban districts of New Mills and Whaley Bridge;
the rural district of Chapel en le Frith.
2
Chesterfield
In the administrative county of Derbyshire—
the borough of Chesterfield;
the urban district of Staveley;
in the rural district of Chesterfield, the parish of Brimington.
3
West Derbyshire/Derbyshire Dales
In the administrative county of Derbyshire—
the urban districts of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Wirksworth;
the rural districts of Ashbourne and Bakewell.
4
North East Derbyshire
In the administrative county of Derbyshire—
the urban districts of Clay Cross and Dronfield;
the rural district of Chesterfield, except the parish in district 2.
5
Bolsover
In the administrative county of Derbyshire—
the urban district of Bolsover;
the rural districts of Blackwell and Clowne.
6
Amber Valley
In the administrative county of Derbyshire—
the urban districts of Alfreton, Belper, Heanor and Ripley;
the rural district of Belper.
7
Derby
The county borough of Derby.
8
Erewash
In the administrative county of Derbyshire—
the borough of Ilkeston;
the urban district of Long Eaton;
in the rural district of South East Derbyshire, the parishes of Breadsall, Breaston, Dale Abbey, Draycott and Church Wilne, Hopwell, Little Eaton, Morley, Ockbrook, Risley, Sandiacre, Stanley, Stanton by Dale and West Hallam.
9
South Derbyshire
In the administrative county of Derbyshire—
the urban district of Swadlincote;
the rural district of Repton;
the rural district of South East Derbyshire, except the parishes in district 8.

Part 11: County of Devon[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Torridge
In the administrative county of Devon—
the boroughs of Bideford and Great Torrington;
the urban district of Northam;
the rural districts of Bideford, Holsworth and Torrington;
Lundy Island.
2
North Devon
In the administrative county of Devon—
the borough of Barnstaple;
the rural districts of Ilfracombe and Lynton;
the rural districts of Barnstaple and South Molton.
3
West Devon
In the administrative county of Devon—
the borough of Okehampton;
the rural districts of Okehampton and Tavistock;
the lands common to the parishes of Bridestowe and Sourton in the rural district of Okehampton.
4
Tiverton/Mid Devon
In the administrative county of Devon—
the borough of Tiverton;
the urban district of Crediton;
the rural districts of Crediton and Tiverton.
5
Teignbridge
In the administrative county of Devon—
the urban districts of Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth;
the rural district of Newton Abbot;
in the rural district of St. Thomas, the parishes of Alphington, Ashcombe, Ashton, Bridford, Christow, Doddiscombsleigh, Dunchideock, Dunsford, Exminster, Holcombe Burnell, Ide, Kenn, Kenton, Mamhead, Powerham, Shillingford St. George, Tedburn St. Mary and Whitestone.
6
Devon
The county borough of Exeter;

In the administistrative county of Devon, the Devon County Buildings Area.

7
East Devon
In the administrative county of Devon—
the borough of Honiton;
the urban districts of Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Ottery St. Mary, Seaton and Sidmouth;
the rural districts of Axminster and Honiton;
the rural district of St. Thomas, except the parishes in district 5;
the lands common to the parishes of Axminster and Kilmington in the rural district of Axminster.
8
Plymouth
The county borough of Plymouth;

Plymouth Breakwater (Fort and Lighthouse).

9
South Hams
In the administrative county of Devon—
the boroughs of Clifton Dartmouth Hardness and Totnes;
the urban districts of Kingsbridge and Salcombe;
the rural districts of Kingsbridge, Plympton St. Mary and Totnes.
10
Torbay
The county borough of Torbay.

Part 12: County of Dorset[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
West Dorset
In the administrative county of Dorset—
the boroughs of Bridport, Dorchester and Lyme Regis;
the urban district of Sherborne;
the rural districts of Beaminster, Bridport, Dorchester and Sherborne.
2
North Dorset
In the administrative county of Dorset—
the boroughs of Blandford Forum and Shaftesbury;
thh rural districts of Blandford, Shaftesbury and Sturminster.
3
East Dorset
In the administrative county of Dorset—
the urban district of Wimborne Minster;
the rural district of Wimborne and Cranbourne;

In the administrative county of Hampshire, in the rural district of Ringwood and Fordingbridge, the parish of St. Leonards and St. Ives.

4
Weymouth and Portland
In the administrative county of Dorset—
the borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis;
the urban district of Portland.
5
Purbeck
In the administrative county of Dorset—
the borough of Wareham;
the urban district of Swanage;
the rural district of Wareham and Purbeck.
6
Poole
In the administrative county of Dorset, the borough of Poole.
7
Bournemouth
The county borough of Bournemouth.
8
Christchurch
In the administrative county of Hampshire—
the borough of Christchurch;
in the rural district of Ringwood and Fordingbridge, the parish of Hurn, so much of the parish of Christchurch East as lies west of the boundary determined by the order to be made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 8 of Part III to Schedule 1 of the Act and so much of the parish of Sopley as lies west of the boundary determined by the order to be made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 9 of that Part.

Part 13: County of Durham[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Derwentside
In the administrative county of Durham—
the urban districts of Consett and Stanley;
the rural district of Lanchester.
2
Chester-le-Street
In the administrative county of Durham—
the urban district of Chester-le-Street;
in the rural district of Chester-le-Street, the parishes of Bournmoor, Edmondsley, Great Lumley, Lambton, Little Lumley, Ouston, Pelton, Plawsworth, Sacriston, Urpeth and Waldrige, the parish of Harraton, except so much as lies within the designated area of Washington New Town and except so much lies west of the said designated area and north of the boundary determined by the order to be made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 5 of Part III of Schedule 1 to the Act and the parish of South Biddick, except so much as lies within said designated area.
3
Wear Valley
In the administrative county of Durham—
the urban districts of Bishop Auckland, Crook and Willington and Tow Law;
the rural district of Weardale;
the area common to the parishes of Stanhope and Wolsingham in the rural district of Weardale and the urban parish of Tow Law, namely Wolsingham Park Moor.
4
Durham
In the administrative county of Durham—
the borough of Durham and Framwelgate;
the urban district of Brandon and Byshottles;
the rural district of Durham;
the lands common to the parish of Brancepath in the rural district of Durham and the urban parish of Brandon and Byshottles.
5
Easington
In the administrative county of Durham;
the rural district of Seaham;
in the rural district of Easington, the parishes of Castle Eden, Cold Hesledon, Dalton-le-Dale, Easington, East Murton, Haswell, Hawthorn, Horden, Hutton Henry, Monk Hesleden, Nesbitt, Peterlee, Seaton with Slingley, Sheraton with Hulam, Shotton, Thornley and Wingate.
6
Teesdale
In the administrative county of Durham—
the urban district of Barnard Castle;
the rural district of Barnard Castle;
the lands common to the parishes of Lynesack and Softley, Hamsterley and South Bedburn in the rural district of Barnard Castle.

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, North Riding, the rural district of Startforth.

7
Sedgefield
In the administrative county of Durham—
the urban districts of Shildon and Spennymoor;
the rural district of Sedgefield;
in the rural district of Darlington, the parish of Great Aycliffe and so much of the parish of Heighington as lies within the designated area of Newton Aycliffe New Town.
8
Darlington
The county borough of Darlington;

In the administrative county of Durham the rural district of Darlington, except the areas in district 7.

Part 14: County of East Sussex[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Wealden
In the administrative county of East Sussex, the rural districts of Hailsham and Uckfield.
2
Rother
In the administrative county of East Sussex—
the boroughs of Bexhill and Rye;
the rural district of Battle.
3
Hove
In the administrative county of East Sussex—
the borough of Hove;
the urban district of Portslade-by-Sea.
4
Brighton
The county borough of Brighton.
5
Lewes
In the administrative county of East Sussex—
the borough of Lewes;
the urban districts of Newhaven and Seaford;
the rural district of Chailey.
6
Eastbourne
The county borough of Eastbourne.
7
Hastings
The county borough of Hastings.

Part 15: County of Essex[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Uttlesfod
In the administrative county of Essex—
the borough of Saffron Walden;
the rural districts of Dunmow and Saffron Walden.
2
Braintree
In the administrative county of Essex—
the urban districts of Braintree and Bocking, Halstead and Witham;
the rural districts of Braintree and Halstead.
3
Colchester
In the administrative county of Essex;
the borough of Colchester;
the urban districts of West Mersea and Wivenhoe;
the rural district of Lexden and Winstree.
4
Tendring
In the administrative county of Essex—
the borough of Harwich;
the urban districts of Brightlingsea, Clacton and Frinton and Walton;
the rural district of Tendring.
5
Harlow
In the administrative county of Essex, the urban district of Harlow.
6
Epping Forest
In the administrative county of Essex—
the urban districts of Chigwell, Epping and Waltham Holy Cross;
the rural district of Epping and Ongar, except the parishes in district 9.
7
Chelmsford
In the administrative county of Essex—
the borough of Chelmsford;
the rural district of Chelmsford, except the parishes in district 9.
8
Maldon
In the administrative county of Essex—
the borough of Maldon;
the urban district of Burnham-on-Crouch;
the rural district of Maldon.
9 In the administrative county of Essex—
the urban district of Brentwood;
in the rural district of Chelmsford, the parishes of Ingatestone and Fryerning and Mountnessing;
in the rural district of Epping and Ongar, the parishes of Blackmore, Doddinghurst, Kelvedon Hatch, Navestock and Stondon Massey.
10
Basildon
In the administrative county of Essex—
the urban district of Basildon;
so much of the urban district of Thurrock as lies within the designated area of Basildon New Town.
11
Rochford
In the administrative county of Essex—
the urban district of Rayleigh;
the rural district of Rochford.
12
Thurrock
In the administrative county of Essex, the urban district of Thurrock, except the part in district 10.
13
Castle Point
In the administrative county of Essex, the urban districts of Benfleet and Canvey Island.
14
Southend-on-Sea
The county borough of Southend-on-Sea.

Part 16: County of Gloucestershire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Tewkesbury
In the administrative county of Gloucestershire—
the borough of Tewkesbury;
the rural district of Cheltenham;
in the rural district of Gloucester, the parishes of Ashleworth, Brockworth, Chaceley, Churchdown, Down Hatherley, Forthampton, Hasfield, Highnam, Hucclecote, Innsworth, Longford, Maisemore, Minsterworth, Norton, Sandhurst, Tirley and Twigworth.
2
Forest of Dean
In the administrative county of Gloucestershire—
the rural districts of East Dean, Lydney, Newent and West Dean;
in the rural district of Gloucester, the parishes of Newnham and Westbury-on-Severn.
3
Gloucester
The county borough of Gloucester.
4
Cheltenham
In the administrative county of Gloucestershire—
the borough of Cheltenham;
the urban district of Charlton Kings.
5
Cotswold
In the administrative county of Gloucestershire—
the urban district of Cirencester;
the rural districts of Cirencester, North Cotswold, Northleach and Tetbury.
6
Stroud
In the administrative county of Gloucestershire—
the urban districts of Nailworth and Stroud;
the rural districts of Dursley and Stroud;
the rural district of Gloucester, except the parishes in districts 1 and 2;
in the rural district of Sodbury, the parish of Alderley;
in the rural district of Thornbury, the parishes of Alkington, Berkeley, Ham and Stone, Hamfallow and Hinton.

Part 17: County of Hampshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Basingstoke and Deane
In the administrative county of Hampshire—
the borough of Basingstoke;
the rural districts of Basingstoke and Kingsclere and Whitchurch.
2
Hart
In the administrative county of Hampshire—
the urban district of Fleet;
the rural district of Hartley Wintney.
3
Rushmoor
In the administrative county of Hampshire—
the borough of Aldershot;
the urban district of Farnborough.
4
Test Valley
In the administrative county of Hampshire—
the boroughs of Andover and Romsey;
the rural districts of Andover and Romsey and Stockbridge.
5
Winchester
In the administrative county of Hampshire—
the borough of Winchester;
the rural district of Droxford;
the rural district of Winchester, except the parishes in district 9.
6
East Hampshire
In the administrative county of Hampshire—
the urban districts of Alton and Petersfield;
the rural districts of Alton and Petersfield.
7
New Forest
In the administrative county of Hampshire—
the borough of Lymington;
the rural district of New Forest;
the rural district of Ringwood and Fordingbridge, except the areas in Dorset.
8
Southampton
The county borough of Southampton.
9
Eastleigh
In the administrative county of Hampshire—
the borough of Eastleigh;
in the rural district of Winchester, the parishes of Botley, Burlesdon, Fair Oak, Hamble, Hedge End, Hound and West End.
10
Fareham
In the administrative county of Hampshire the urban district of Fareham.
11
Gosport
In the administrative county of Hampshire the borough of Gosport.
12
Portsmouth
The county borough of Portsmouth.
13
Havant
In the administrative county of Hampshire the urban district of Havant and Waterloo.

Part 18: County of Hereford and Worcester[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Wyre Forest
In the administrative county of Worcestershire—
the boroughs of Bewdley and Kidderminster;
the urban district of Stourport-on-Severn;
the rural district of Kidderminster.
2
Bromsgrove
In the administrative county of Worcestershire—
the urban district of Bromsgrove;
the rural district of Bromsgrove.
3
Redditch
In the administrative county of Worcestershire the urban district of Redditch.
4
Leominster
In the administrative county of Herefordshire—
the borough of Leominster;
the urban district of Kington;
the rural districts of Kington, Leominster and Wigmore, and Weobley.

In the administrative county of Worcestershire, the rural district of Tenbury.

5
South Herefordshire
In the administrative county of Herefordshire—
the urban district of Ross-on-Wye;
the rural districts of Dore and Bredwardine, Hereford and Ross and Whitchurch.
6
Hereford
In the administrative county of Herefordshire, the borough of Hereford.
7
Malvern Hills
In the administrative county of Herefordshire, the rural districts of Bromyard and Ledbury;

In the administrative county of Worcestershire—

the urban district of Malvern;
the rural districts of Martley and Upton upon Severn.
8
Worcester
The county borough of Worcester.

In the administrative county of Worcestershire—

in the rural district of Droitwich, the parish of Warndon;
in the rural district of Pershore, the parish of St. Peter the Great County.
9
Wychavon
In the administrative county of Worcestershire—
the boroughs of Droitwich and Evesham;
the rural district of Evesham;
the rural district of Droitwich, except the parish in district 8.
the rural district of Pershore, except the parish in district 8.

Part 19: County of Hertfordshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
North Hertfordshire
In the administrative county of Hertfordshire—
the urban districts of Baldock, Hitchin, Letchworth and Royston;
the rural district of Hitchin.
2
Stevenage
In the administrative county of Hertfordshire—
the urban district of Stevenage;
in the rural district of Hertford, so much of the parishes of Aston and Datchworth as lies within the designated area of Stevanage New Town.
3
East Hertfordshire
In the administrative county of Hertfordshire—
the borough of Hertford;
the urban districts of Bishop's Stortford, Sawbridgeworth and Ware;
the rural districts of Braughing and Ware;
the rural district of Hertford, except the areas in district 2.
4
Dacorum
In the administrative county of Hertfordshire—
the borough of Hemel Hempstead;
the urban districts of Berkhamsted and Tring;
the rural districts of Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead;
in the rural district of St. Albans, so much of the parishes of Redbourn and St. Michael Rural as lies within the designated area of Hemel Hempstead New Town;
in the rural district of Watford, so much of the parish of Abbots Langley as lies within the designated area of Hemel Hempstead New Town.
5
St. Albans
In the administrative county of Hertfordshire—
the borough of St. Albans;
the urban district of Harpenden;
the rural district of St. Albans, except the areas in district 4.
6
Welwyn Hatfield
In the administrative county of Hertfordshire—
the urban district of Welwyn Garden City;
the rural districts of Hatfield and Welwyn.
7
Broxbourne
In the administrative county of Hertfordshire, the urban districts of Cheshunt and Hoddesdon.
8
Three Rivers
In the administrative county of Hertfordshire—
the urban districts of Chorleywood and Rickmansworth;
the rural district of Watford, except the areas in districts 4 and 10.
9
Watford
In the administrative county of Hertfordshire, the borough of Watford.
10
Hertsmere
In the administrative county of Hertfordshire—
the urban districts of Bushey and Potters Bar;
the rural district of Elstree;
in the rural district of Watford, the parish of Aldenham.

Part 20: County of Humberside[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
North Wolds/East Yorkshire
In the administrative county of Yorkshire, East Riding—
the borough of Bridlington;
the urban district of Driffield;
the rural districts of Driffield and Pocklington;
the rural district of Bridlington, except the parishes of Folkton, Hunmanby, Muston and Reighton.
2
Boothferry
In the administrative county of Lincoln, Parts of Lindsey, the rural district of Isle of Axholme;

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, East Riding, the rural district of Howden;

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, West Riding—

the borough of Goole;
the rural district of Goole.
3
Beverley
In the administrative county of Yorkshire, East Riding—
the borough of Beverley;
the urban district of Haltemprice;
the rural district of Beverley.
4
Kingston upon Hull
The county borough of Kingston upon Hull.
5
Holderness
In the administrative county of Yorkshire, East Riding—
the borough of Hedon;
the urban districts of Hornsea and Withernsea;
the rural district of Holderness;
Bull Sand Fort.
6
Scunthorpe
In the administrative county of Lincoln, Parts of Lindsey, the borough of Scunthorpe.
7
Glanford
In the administrative county of Lincoln, Parts of Lindsey—
the urban districts of Barton-upon-Humber and Brigg;
the rural district of Glanford Brigg.
8
Cleethorpes
In the administrative county of Lincoln, Parts of Lindsey—
the borough of Cleethorpes;
the rural district of Grimsby.
9
Grimsby
The county borough of Grimsby.

Part 21: County of Isle of Wight[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Medina
In the administrative county of Isle of Wight—
the boroughs of Newport and Ryde;
the urban district of Cowes.
2
South Wight
In the administrative county of Isle of Wight—
the urban districts of Sandown-Shanklin and Ventnor;
the rural district of Isle of Wight.

Part 22: County of Kent[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Dartford
In the administrative county of Kent—
the borough of Dartford;
the urban district of Swanscombe;
the rural district of Dartford, the parishes of Darenth, Southfleet, Stone, Sutton-at-Hone and Wilmington.
2
Gravesham
In the administrative county of Kent—
the borough of Gravesend;
the urban district of Northfleet;
in the rural district of Strood, the parishes of Cobham, Higham, Luddesdown, Meopham and Shorne.
3
Rochester-upon-Medway
In the administrative county of Kent—
the boroughs of Chatham and Rochester
the rural district of Strood, except the parishes in district 2.
4
Gillingham
In the administrative county of Kent, the borough of Gillingham.
5
Swale
In the administrative county of Kent—
the boroughs of Faversham and Queenborough-in-Sheppey;
the urban district of Sittingbourne and Milton;
the rural district of Swale.
6
Canterbury
The county borough of Canterbury;

In the administrative county of Kent—

the urban districts of Herne Bay and Whitstable;
the rural district of Bridge-Blean.
7
Dover
In the administrative county of Kent—
the boroughs of Deal, Dover and Sandwich;
the rural district of Dover;
the rural district of Eastry, except the parishes in district 8.
8
Thurrock
In the administrative county of Kent—
the boroughs of Margate and Ramsgate;
the urban district of Broadstairs and St Peter's;
in the rural district of Eastry, the parishes of Acol, Minster, Monkton, St. Nicholas at Wade and Sarre.
9
Sevenoaks
In the administrative county of Kent—
the urban district of Sevenoaks;
the rural district of Sevenoaks;
the rural district of Dartford, except the parishes in district 1.
10
Tonbridge and Malling
In the administrative county of Kent—
the urban district of Tonbridge;
the rural district of Malling;
in the rural district of Tonbridge, the parishes of Hadlow and Hildenborough.
11
Maidstone
In the administrative county of Kent—
the borough of Maidstone;
the rural districts of Hollingbourn and Maidstone.
12
Tunbridge Wells
In the administrative county of Kent—
the borough of Royal Tunbridge Wells;
the urban district of Southborough;
the rural district of Cranbrook;
the rural district of Tonbridge, except the parishes in district 10.
13
Ashford
In the administrative county of Kent—
the borough of Tenterden;
the urban district of Ahsford;
the rural districts of East Ashford, Tenterden and West Ashford.
14
Shepway
In the administrative county of Kent—
the boroughs of Folkestone, Hythe, Lydd and New Romney;
the rural districts of Elham and Romney Marsh.

Part 23: County of Lancashire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Lancaster
In the administrative county of Lancaster—
the boroughs of Lancaster and Morecambe and Heysham;
the urban district of Carnforth;
the rural districts of Lancaster and Lunesdale;
2
Wyre
In the administrative county of Lancaster—
the borough of Fleetwood;
the urban districts of Poulton-le-Fylde, Preesall and Thornton Cleveleys;
the rural district of Garstang.
3
Ribble Valley
In the administrative county of Lancaster—
the borough of Clitheroe;
the urban district of Longridge;
the rural district of Clitheroe;
the rural district of Blackburn, except the parishes in district 10;
in the rural district of Burnley, the parishes of Read and Sabden;
in the rural district of Preston, the parishes of Dutton, Hothersall and Ribchester;

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, West Riding, the rural district of Bowland.

4
Blackpool
The county borough of Blackpool.
5
Fylde
In the administrative county of Lancaster—
the borough of Lytham St. Anne's;
the urban district of Kirkham;
the rural district of Fylde.
6
Preston
The county borough of Preston.

In the administrative county of Lancaster—

the urban district of Fulwood;
the rural district of Preston, except the parishes in districts 3 and 7.
7
South Ribble
In the administrative county of Lancaster—
the urban districts of Leyland and Walton-le-Dale;
in the rural district of Preston, the parishes of Cuerdale, Farington, Hutton, Little Hoole, Longton, Much Hoole, Penwortham and Samlesbury.
8
West Lancashire
In the administrative county of Lancaster—
the urban districts of Ormskirk and Skelmersdale and Holland;
in the rural district of West Lancashire, the parishes of Aughton, Bickerstaffe, Bispham, Downholland, Halsall, Hesketh-with-Becconsall, North Meols, Rufford, Scarisbrick and Tarleton, the parish of Altcar, except so much as lies west of the line for the time being of the centre of the Downholland Brook and the parish of Lydiate, except so much as lies south of the line for the time being of the centre of the Lydiate Brook, the north channel being taken where the brook divides;
in the rural district of Wigan, the parishes of Dalton, Parbold and Wrightington.
9
Chorley
In the administrative county of Lancaster—
the borough of Chorley;
the urban districts of Adlington and Withnell;
the rural district of Chorley.
10
Blackburn/Blackburn with Darwen
The county borough of Blackburn.

In the administrative county of Lancaster—

the borough of Darwen;
the urban district of Turton, except the Bradshaw North, Bradshaw South, Bromley Cross and Eagley wards and so much of the Egerton ward as lies south of the boundary determined by the order to be made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 3 of Part III of Schedule 1 to the Act;
in the rural district of Blackburn, the parishes of Eccleshill, Livesey, Pleasington, Tockholes and Yate and Pickup Bank.
11
Hyndburn
In the administrative county of Lancaster—
the borough of Accrington;
the urban districts of Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle and Rishton.
in the rural district of Burnley, the parish of Altham.
12
Burnley
The county borough of Burnley.

In the administrative county of Lancaster—

the urban district of Padiham;
the rural district of Burnley, except the parishes in districts 3, 11 and 13.
13
Pendle
In the administrative county of Lancaster—
the boroughs of Colne and Nelson;
the urban districts of Barrowford, Brierfield and Trawden;
in the rural district of Burnley, the parishes of Barley-with-Wheatley Booth, Blacko, Foulridge, Goldshaw Booth, Higham-with-West Close Booth, Old Laund Booth, Reedley Hallows and Roughlee Booth;

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, West Riding—

the urban districts of Barnoldswick and Earby;
in the rural district of Skipton, the parishes of Bracewell, Brogden and Salterforth.
14
Rossendale
In the administrative county of Lancaster—
the boroughs of Bacup, Haslingden and Rawtenstall;
the urban district of Whitworth;
in the urban district of Ramsbottom, the North and Walmersley cum Shuttleworth wards.

Part 24: County of Leicestershire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
North West Leicestershire
In the administrative county of Leicestershire—
the urban districts of Ashby de la Zouch, Ashby Woulds and Coalville;
the rural districts of Ashby de la Zouch and Castle Donington;
in the rural district of Market Bosworth, the parish of Ibstock.
2
Charnwood
In the administrative county of Leicestershire—
the borough of Loughborough;
the urban district of Shepshed;
the rural district of Barrow upon Soar.
3
Melton
In the administrative county of Leicestershire—
the urban district of Melton Mowbray;
the rural district of Melton and Belvoir.
4
Hinckley and Bosworth
In the administrative county of Leicestershire—
The urban district of Hinckley.
The rural district of Market Bosworth, except the parish in district 1.
5
Leicester
The county borough of Leicester.
6
Blaby
In the administrative county of Leicestershire, the rural district of Blaby.
7
Oadby and Wigston
In the administartive county of Leicestershire, the urban districts of Oadby and Wigston.
8
Harborough
In the administrative county of Leicestershire—
the urban district of Market Harborough;
the rural districts of Billesdon, Lutterworth and Market Harborough.
9
Rutland
The administrative county of Rutland.

Part 25: County of Lincolnshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
West Lindsey
In the administrative county of Lincoln, Parts of Lindsey—
the urban districts of Gainsborough and Market Rasen;
the rural districts of Caistor, Gainsborough and Welton.
2
East Lindsey
In the administratice county of Lincoln, Parts of Lindsey—
the borough of Louth;
the urban districts of Alford, Horncastle, Mablethorpe and Sutton, Skegness and Woodhall Spa;
the rural districts of Horncastle, Louth and Spilsby.
3
Lincoln
The county borough of Lincoln.
4
North Kesteven
In the administrative county of Lincoln, Parts of Kesteven—
the urban district of Sleaford;
the rural districts of East Kesteven and North Kesteven.
5
Boston
In the administrative county of Lincoln, Parts of Holland—
the borough of Boston;
the rural district of Boston.
6
South Kesteven
In the administrative county of Lincoln, Parts of Kesteven—
the boroughs of Grantham and Stamford;
the urban district of Bourne;
the rural districts of South Kesteven and West Kesteven.
7
South Holland
In the administrative county of Lincoln, Parts of Holland—
the ruban district of Spalding;
the rural districts of East Elloe and Spalding.

Part 26: County of Norfolk[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
North Norfolk
In the administrative county of Norfolk—
the urban districts of Cromer, North Walsham, Sheringham and Wells-next-the-Sea;
the rural districts of Erpingham, Smallburgh and Walsingham.
2
West Norfolk/King's Lynn and West Norfolk
In the administrative county of Norfolk—
the borough of King's Lynn;
the urban districts of Downham Market and Hunstanton;
the rural district of Docking, Downham, Freebridge Lynn and Marshland.
3
Breckland
In the administrative county of Norfolk—
the borough of Thetford;
the urban districts of East Dereham and Swaffham;
the rural districts of Mitford and Launditch, Swaffham and Wayland.
4
Norwich
The county borough of Norwich.

In the administrative county of Norfolk, the area identified in Ordnance Survey plans as the parish of Thorpe St. Andrews (Det. No. 1).

5
Broadland
In the administrative county of Norfolk—
the rural district of St. Faith's and Aylsham;
the rural district of Blofield and Flegg, except the areas in districts 4 and 6.
6
Great Yarmouth
The county borough of Great Yarmouth.

In the administrative county of Norfolk, in the rural district of Blofield and Flegg, the parishes of Ashby with Oby, Caister-on-Sea, Filby, Fleggburgh, Hemsby, Martham, Mautby, Ormesby St. Margaret with Scratby, Ormesby St. Michael, Repps with Bastwick, Rollesby, Somerton, Stokesby with Herringby, Thurne, West Caister and Winterton-on-Sea and so much the parish of Reedham as lies north-east of a line drawn from the point where the parishes of Burgh Castle, Haddington and Reedham meet to the point where the parishes of Freethorpe, Halvergate and Reedham meet;

In the administrative county of East Suffolk, in the rural district of Lothingland, the parishes of Belton, Bradwell, Burgh Castle, Fritton and Hopton-on-Sea, so much of the parish of Corton as lies north of the boundary determined by the order to be made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 11 of Part III of Schedule 1 to the Act and so much of the parish of Herringfleet as lies north of the boundary determined by the order to be made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 10 of that Part.

7
South Norfolk
In the administrative county of Norfolk—
the urban districts of Diss and Wymondham;
the rural districts of Depwade, Forehoe and Henstead and Loddon.

Part 27: County of North Yorkshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Richmond
In the administrative county of Yorkshire, North Riding—
the borough of Richmond;
the rural districts of Aysgarth, Leyburn, Reeth and Richmond;
the rural district of Croft, except the parishes in district 2.
2
Hambleton
In the administrative county of Yorkshire, North Riding—
the urban district of Northallerton;
the rural districts of Bedale, Easingwold and Northallerton;
the rural districts of Thirsk, except the parishes in district 6;
in the rural district of Croft, the parishes of Girsby and Over Dinsdale;
in the rural district of Stokesley, the parishes of Bilsdale Midcable, Carlton, Crathorne, Easby, East Rounton, Faceby, Great and Little Broughton, Great Ayton, Great Busby, High Worsall, Hutton Rudby, Ingleby Arncliffe, Ingleby Greenhow, Kildale, Kirkby, Little Ayton, Little Busby, Low Worsall, Middleton-on-Leven, Newby, Picton, Potto, Rudby, Seamer, Sexhow, Skutterskelfe, Stokesley and Whorlton.
3
Ryedale
In the administrative county of Yorkshire, East Riding—
the urban district of Norton;
the rural district of Norton;

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, North Riding—

the urban districts of Malton and Pickering;
the rural districts of Flaxton, Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Malton and Pickering.
4
Scarborough
In the administrative county of Yorkshire, East Riding—
the urban district of Filey;
in the rural district of Bridlington, the parishes of Folkton, Hunmanby, Muston and Reighton;

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, North Riding—

the borough of Scarborough;
the urban districts of Scalby and Whitby;
the rural districts of Scarborough and Whitby;
the area common to the parishes of Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre and Fylingdales, in the rural district of Whitby, namely Fylingdales Moor.
5
Craven
In the administrative county of Yorkshire, West Riding—
the urban district of Skipton;
the rural district of Settle;
the rural district of Skipton, except the parishes of Addingham, Bracewell, Brogden, Kildwick, Salterforth and Steeton with Eastburn.
6
Harrogate
In the administrative county of Yorkshire, North Riding—
the rural districts of Masham and Wath;
in the rural district of Thirsk, the parishes of Ellenthorpe, Humberton, Kirby Hill, Langthorpe, Milby, Norton-le-Clay and Thornton Bridge;

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, West Riding—

the boroughs of Harrogate and Ripon;
the urban district of Knaresborough;
the rural districts of Nidderdale and Ripon and Pately Bridge;
the rural district of Wetherby, except the parishes of Bardsey cum Rigton, Boston Spa, Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Clifford, Collingham, East Keswick, Harewood, Scarcroft, Thorner, Thorp Arch, Walton, Wetherby and Wothersome;
the rural district of Wharfedale, except the parishes of Arthington, Bramhope, Carlton and Pool.
7
York
The county borough of York.
8
Selby
In the administrative county of Yorkshire, East Riding, the rural district of Derwent;

In the administrative county of Yorkshire, West Riding—

the urban district of Selby;
the rural district of Selby;
the rural district of Osgoldcross, except the parishes of Darrington and East Hardwick;
the rural district of Tadcaster, except the parishes of Aberford, Austhorpe, Barwick in Elmet and Scholes, Great and Little Preston, Ledsham, Ledston, Lotherton cum Aberford, Micklefield, Parlington, Sturton Grange and Swillington;
in the rural district of Hemsworth, the parishes of Kirk Smeaton, Little Smeaton and Walden Stubbs.

Part 28: County of Northamptonshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Corby
In the administrative county of Northamptonshire—
the urban district of Corby;
in the rural district of Kettering, the parishes of Cottingham, East Carlton, Gretton, Middleton, Rockingham, Stanion and Weldon.
2
Kettering
In the administrative county of Northamptonshire—
the borough of Kettering;
the urban districts of Burton Latimer, Desborough and Rothwell;
3
East Northamptonshire
In the administrative county of Northamptonshire—
the borough of Higham Ferrers;
the urban district of Irthlingborough, Oundle, Raunds and Rushden;
the rural district of Oundle and Thrapston;
in the rural district of Wellingborough, the parish of Newton Bromswold.
4
Daventry
In the administrative county of Northamptonshire—
the borough of Daventry;
the rural district of Daventry;
the rural district of Brixworth, except the area in district 5.
5
Northampton
The county borough of Northampton;

In the administrative county of Northamptonshire—

in the rural district of Brixworth, so much of the parish of Overstone as lies within the designated area of Northampton New Town;
in the rural district of Northampton, the parishes of Billing and Hardingstone and so much of the parishes of Bradfield-on-the-Green, Collingtree, Courteenhall, Great Houghton, Kislingbury, Little Houghton, Milton Malsor, Rothersthorpe, Upton and Wootton as lies within the said designated area;
in the rural district of Wellingborough, so much of the parish of Ecton as lies within the said designated area.
6
Wellingborough
In the administrative county of Northamptonshire—
the urban district of Wellingborough;
the rural district of Wellingborough, except the areas in districts 3 and 5.
7
South Northamptonshire
In the administrative county of Northamptonshire—
the borough of Brackley;
the rural districts of Brackley and Towcester;
the rural district of Northampton, except the areas in district 5.

Part 29: County of Northumberland[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Berwick-upon-Tweed
In the administrative county of Northumberland—
the borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed;
the rural districts of Belford, Glendale and Norham and Islandshires.
2
Alnwick
In the administrative county of Northumberland—
the urban district of Alnwick and Amble;
the rural districts of Alnwick and Rothbury.
3
Tynedale
In the administrative county of Northumberland—
the urban districts of Hexham and Prudhoe;
the rural districts of Bellingham, Haltwhistle and Hexham;
the area shown on Ordnance Survey maps as common to the parishes of Allendale and West Allen in the rural district of Hexham.
4
Castle Morpeth
In the administrative county of Northumberland—
the borough of Morpeth;
the rural district of Morpeth;
in the rural district of Castle Ward, the parishes of Belsay, Capheaton, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Matfen, Ponteland, Stamfordham, Stannington and Whalton.
5
Wansbeck
In the administrative county of Northumberland, the urban districts of Ashington, Bedlingtonshire and Newbiggin-by-the-Sea.
6
Blyth Valley
In the administrative county of Northumberland—
the borough of Blyth;
the urban district of Seaton Valley, except the Backworth, Earsdon and Shiremoor wards;
the borough of Whitley Bay, except so much as lies south of the boundary determined by the order to be made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 4 of Part III of Schedule 1 to the Act.

Part 30: County of Nottinghamshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Bassetlaw
In the administrative county of Nottinghamshire—
the boroughs of East Retford and Worksop;
the rural district of East Retford, except the parish of Finningley;
the rural district of Worksop, except the North ward of the parish of Harworth and so much of the East ward as lies east and north of Ordnance Survey parcels 4800, 4749, 5316 and 8630 and the detached part of the West ward which includes the hamlet of Hesley.
2
Mansfield
In the administrative county of Nottinghamshire—
the borough of Mansfield;
the urban districts of Mansfield Woodhouse and Warsop.
3
Newark/Newark and Sherwood
In the administrative county of Nottinghamshire—
the borough of Newark;
the rural districts of Newark and Southwell.
4
Ashfield
In the administrative county of Nottinghamshire—
the urban districts of Hucknall, Kirkby in Ashfield and Sutton in Ashfield;
in the rural district of Basford, the parishes of Annesley, Felley and Selston.
5
Broxtowe
In the administrative county of Nottinghamshire—
the urban districts of Beeston and Stapleford and Eastwood;
in the rural district of Basford, the parishes of Awsworth, Brinsley, Cossall, Greasley, Kimberley, Nuthall, Strelley and Trowell.
6
Nottingham
The county borough of Nottingham.

In the administrative county of Nottinghamshire, the Shire Hall, Nottingham.

7
Gedling
In the administrative county of Nottinghamshire—
the urban districts of Arnold and Carlton;
in the rural district of Basford, the parishes of Bestwood Park, Burton Joyce, Calverton, Lambley, Linby, Newstead, Papplewick, Stoke Bardolph and Woodborough.
8
Rushcliffe
In the administrative county of Nottinghamshire—
the urban district of West Bridgford;
the rural district of Bingham;
the rural district of Basford, except the parishes in districts 4, 5 and 7.

Part 31: County of Oxfordshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
West Oxfordshire
In the administrative county of Oxford—
the boroughs of Chipping Norton and Woodstock;
the urban district of Witney;
the rural districts of Chipping Norton and Witney.
2
Cherwell
In the administrative county of Oxford—
the borough of Banbury;
the urban districts of Bicester;
the rural districts of Banbury and Ploughley.
3
Oxford
The county borough of Oxford.
4
Vale of White Horse
In the administrative county of Berkshire—
the borough of Abindgon;
the urban district of Wantage;
the rural districts of Abingdon and Faringdon;
in the rural district of Wantage, the parishes of Ardington, Blewbury, Childrey, Chilton, Denchworth, East Challow, East Hanney, East Hendred, Goosey, Grove, Harwell, Letcome Bassett, Letcome Regis, Lockinge, Sparsholt, Upton, West Challow, West Hanney and West Hendred.
5
South Oxfordshire
In the administrative county of Berkshire—
the borough of Wallingford;
the rural district of Wallingford.

In the administrative county of Oxford—

the borough of Henley-on-Thames;
the urban district of Thame;
the rural districts of Bullingdon and Henley.

Part 32: County of Salop[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Oswestry
In the administrative county of Salop, the rural district of Oswestry.
2
North Shropshire
In the administrative county of Salop, the rural districts of Market Drayton and North Shropshire.
3
Shrewsbury and Atcham
In the administrative county of Salop—
the borough of Shrewsbury;
the rural district of Atcham.
4
The Wrekin/Telford and Wrekin
In the administrative county of Salop—
the urban districts of Dawley, Newport, Oakengates and Wellington;
the rural district of Wellington;
in the rural district of Shifnal, so much of the parish of Shifnal as lies within the designated area of Telford New Town.
5
South Shropshire
In the administrative county of Salop, the rural districts of Clun and Bishop's Castle and Ludlow.
6
Bridgnorth
In the administrative county of Salop—
the rural district of Bridgnorth;
the rural district of Shifnal, except the part in district 4.

Part 33: County of Somerset[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Sedgemoor
In the administrative county of Somerset—
the borough of Bridgwater;
the urban district of Burnham-on-Sea;
the rural district of Bridgwater;
in the rural district of Axbridge, the parishes of Axbridge, Badgworth, Berrow, Brean, Brent Knoll, Burnham Without, Chapel Allerton, Cheddar, Compton Bishop, East Brent, Lympsham, Mark, Shipham, Weare and Wedmore and so much of the parish of Loxton as is not in Avon.
2
Mendip
In the administrative county of Somerset—
the boroughs of Glastonbury and Wells;
the urban districts of Frome, Shepton Mallet and Street;
the rural districts of Frome, Shepton Mallet and Wells;
in the rural district of Axbridge, so much of the parishes of Blagdon and Burrington as is not in Avon;
in the rural district of Clutton, the parishes of Chilcompton, Litton and Ston
3
West Somerset
In the administrative county of Somerset—
the urban districts of Minehead and Watchet;
the rural districts of Dulverton and Williton.
4
Taunton Deane
In the administrative county of Somerset—
the borough of Taunton;
the urban district of Wellington;
the rural districts of Taunton and Wellington.
5
Yeovil/South Somerset
In the administrative county of Somerset—
the boroughs of Chard and Yeovil;
the urban districts of Crewkerne and Ilminster;
the rural districts of Chard, Langport, Wincanton and Yeovil.

Part 34: County of Staffordshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Staffordshire Moorlands
In the administrative county of Staffordshire—
the urban districts of Biddulph and Leek;
the rural districts of Cheadle and Leek.
2
Newcastle-under-Lyme
In the administrative county of Staffordshire—
the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme;
the urban district of Kidsgrove;
the rural district of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
3
Stoke-on-Trent
The county borough of Stoke-on-Trent.
4
Stafford
In the administrative county of Staffordshire—
the borough of Stafford;
the urban district of Stone;
the rural districts of Stafford and Stone.
5
East Staffordshire
The county borough of Burton upon Trent.

In the administrative county of Staffordshire—

the urban district of Uttoxeter;
the rural districts of Tutbury and Uttoxeter.
6
South Staffordshire
In the administrative county of Staffordshire, the rural districts of Cannock and Seisdon.
7
Cannock Chase
In the administrative county of Staffordshire—
the urban districts of Cannock and Rugeley;
in the urban district of Lichfield, the parish of Brindley Heath.
8
Lichfield
In the administrative county of Staffordshire—
the borough of Lichfield;
the rural district of Lichfield, except the parish in district 7.
9
Tamworth
In the administrative county of Staffordshire, the borough of Tamworth.

Part 35: County of Suffolk[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Waveney
In the administrative county of East Suffolk—
the boroughs of Beccles, Lowestoft and Southwold;
the urban districts of Bungay and Halesworth;
the rural district of Wainford;
in the rural district of Lothingland, the parishes of Ashby, Barnby, Benacre, Blundeston, Carlton Corville, Covehithe, Easton Bavents, Flixton, Frostenden, Gisleham, Henham, Henstead with Hulver Street, Kessingland, Lound, Mutford, Oulton, Reydon, Rushmere, Somerleyton, South Cove, Uggleshall, Wangford and Wrentham and so much of the parishes of Corton and Herringfleet as is not in Norfolk.
2
Forest Heath
In the administrative county of West Suffolk—
the urban district of Newmarket;
the rural district of Mildenhall.
3
St. Edmundsbury
In the administrative county of West Suffolk—
the borough of Bury. St Edmunds;
the urban district of Haverhill;
the rural districts of Clare and Thingoe.
4
Mid Suffolk
In the administrative county of East Suffolk—
the borough of Eye;
the urban district of Stowmarket;
the rural districts of Gipping and Hartismere;

In the administrative county of West Suffolk, the rural district of Thedwastre.

5
Suffolk Coastal
In the administrative county of East Suffolk—
the borough of Aldeburgh;
the urban districts of Felixstowe, Leiston-cum-Sizewell, Saxmundham and Woodbridge;
the rural districts of Blyth and Deben.
6
Babergh
In the administrative county of East Suffolk, the rural district of Samford;

In the administrative county of West Suffolk—

the borough of Sudbury;
the urban district of Hadleigh;
the rural district of Cosford and Melford.
7
Ipswich
The county borough of Ipswich.

Part 36: County of Surrey[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Runnymede
In the administrative county of Surrey, the urban districts of Chertsey and Egham.
2
Spelthorne
In the administrative county of Surrey, the urban districts of Staines and Sunbury-on-Thames.
3
Surrey Heath
In the administrative county of Surrey—
the urban district of Frimley and Camberley;
the rural district of Bagshot.
4
Woking
In the administrative county of Surrey, the urban district of Woking.
5
Elmbridge
In the administrative county of Surrey, the urban districts of Esher and Walton and Weybridge.
6
Epsom and Ewell
In the administrative county of Surrey, the borough of Epsom and Ewell.
7
Guildford
In the administrative county of Surrey—
the borough of Guildford;
the rural district of Guildford.
8
Mole Valley
In the administrative county of Surrey—
the urban districts of Dorking and Leatherhead;
the rural district of Dorking and Horley, except so much of the parishes of Charlwood and Horley as is in West Sussex.
9
Reigate and Banstead
In the administrative county of Surrey—
the borough of Reigate;
the urban district of Banstead.
10
Tandridge
In the administrative county of Surrey—
the urban district of Caterham and Warlingham;
the rural district of Godstone.
11
Waverley
In the administrative county of Surrey—
the borough of Godalming;
the urban districts of Farnham and Haslemere;
the rural district of Hambledon.

Part 37: County of Warwickshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
North Warwickshire
In the administrative county of Warwickshire—
the rural district of Atherstone;
in the rural district of Meriden, the parishes of Arley, Astley, Coleshill, Corley, Curdworth, Fillongley, Great Packington, Lea Marston, Little Packington, Maxstoke, Middleton, Nether Whitacre, Over Whitacre, Shustoke, Water Orton and Wishaw.
2
Nuneaton/Nuneaton and Bedworth
In the administrative county of Warwickshire—
the borough of Nuneaton;
the urban district of Bedworth.
3
Rugby
In the administrative county of Warwickshire—
the borough of Rugby;
the rural district of Rugby.
4
Warwick
In the administrative county of Warwickshire—
the boroughs of Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick;
the urban district of Kenilworth;
the rural district of Warwick.
5
Stratford-on-Avon
In the administrative county of Warwickshire—
the borough of Stratford-upon-Avon;
the rural districts of Alcester, Shipston on Stour and Southam;
the rural district of Stratford-on-Avon, except the parish of Hockley Heath.

Part 38: County of West Sussex[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
Crawley
In the administrative county of East Sussex, in the rural district of Cuckfield, so much of the parishes of Slaugham and Worth as lies in the designated area of Crawley New Town.

In the administrative county of Surrey, in the rural district of Dorking and Horley, the parish of Charlwood, except the detached part, and so much of the parish of Horley as lies south of the boundary determined by the order to be made by the Secretary of State under paragraph 12 of Part III of Schedule 1 to this Act;

In the administrative county West Sussex, the urban district of Crawley.

2
Chichester
In the administrative county of West Sussex—
the borough of Chichester;
the rural districts of Midhurst and Petworth;
the rural district of Chichester, except the parishes in district 5.
3
Horsham
In the administrative county of West Sussex—
the urban district of Horsham;
the rural districts of Chanctonbury and Horsham.
4
Mid Sussex
In the administrative county of East Sussex—
the urban districts of Burgess Hill, Cuckfield and East Grinstead;
the rural district of Cuckfield, except so much of the parishes of Slaugham and Worth as is in district 1.
5
Arun
In the administrative county of West Sussex—
the borough of Arundel;
the urban districts of Bognor Regis and Littlehampton;
the rural district of Worthing, except the parishes in district 7;
in the rural district of Chichester, the parishes of Aldingbourne, Barnham, Bersted, Climping, Eastergate, Ford, Madehurst, Middleton-on-Sea, Pagham, Slindon, Tortington, Walberton and Yapton.
6
Worthing
In the administrative county of West Sussex, the borough of Worthing.
7
Adur
In the administrative county of West Sussex—
the urban districts of Shoreham-by-Sea and Southwick;
in the rural district of Worthing, the parishes of Coombes, Lancing and Sompting.

Part 39: County of Wiltshire[edit]

(1)
Reference number of district
(2)
Area of district by reference to existing administrative areas
1
North Wiltshire
In the administrative county of Wiltshire—
the boroughs of Calne, Chippenham and Malmesbury;
the rural districts of Calne and Chippenham, Crickland and Wootton Bassett and Malmesbury.
2
Swindon
In the administrative county of Wiltshire—
the borough of Swindon;
the rural district of Highworth.
3
West Wiltshire
In the administrative county of Wiltshire—
the urban districts of Bradford-on-Avon, Melksham, Trowbridge, Warminster and Westbury;
the rural districts of Bradford and Melksham and Warminster and Westbury;
the lands common to the parishes of Broughton Gifford and Melksham Without in the rural district of Bradford and Melksham.
4
Kennet
In the administrative county of Wiltshire—
the borough of Devizes and Marlborough;
the rural districts of Devizes, Marlborough and Ramsbury and Pewsey.
5
Salisbury
In the administrative county of Wiltshire—
the boroughs of New Sarum and Wilton;
the rural districts of Amesbury, Mere and Tisbury and Salisbury and Wilton.
21st December 1972.
Geoffrey Ripon,
Secretary of State for the Environment
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