Borough Status in England and Wales - Modern Borough Status - England and Wales - England

England

Borough charters granted under section 245 of the Local Government Act 1972 to metropolitan and non-metropolitan districts of England

District Year of charter Previous boroughs Notes
Allerdale 4 June 1992 Workington (1883) Charter trustees for Workington had existed 1974 to 1982
Amber Valley 17 May 1989 None
Ashford 1 April 1974 Tenterden (reformed 1835) Tenterden formed a town council in 1974
Barnsley 1 April 1974 Barnsley (1869)
Barrow-in-Furness 1 April 1974 Barrow-in-Furness (1867)
Basildon 26 October 2010 None
Basingstoke and Deane 20 January 1978 Basingstoke (reformed 1835) Basingstoke had charter trustees 1974–1978
Bath 1 April 1974 (and city status) Bath (reformed 1835) Abolished 1996
Bedford See North Bedfordshire
Berwick-upon-Tweed 1 April 1974 Berwick-upon-Tweed (reformed 1835) Abolished in April 2009. Civic functions transferred to Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Council.
Beverley 1 April 1974 Beverley (reformed 1835) Renamed East Yorkshire Borough of Beverley 1981. Abolished 1996.
Birmingham 1 April 1974 (and city status) Birmingham (1838)
Blackburn 1 April 1974 Blackburn (1851), Darwen (1878) Renamed Blackburn with Darwen 1997
Blackpool 1 April 1974 Blackpool (1876)
Blyth Valley 1 April 1974 Blyth (1922) Abolished in April 2009.
Bolton 1 April 1974 Bolton (1838)
Boothferry 28 April 1978 Goole (1933) Goole had charter trustees 1974–1978. Abolished 1996.
Boston 1 April 1974 Boston (reformed 1835)
Bournemouth 1 April 1974 Bournemouth (1890)
Bracknell Forest 27 April 1988 None
Bradford 1 April 1974 (and city status) Bradford (1847)
Brentwood 10 March 1993 None
Brighton 1 April 1974 Brighton (1854) Abolished 1997.
Brighton & Hove 1 April 1997 (granted city status in 2000) Formed from Brighton, Hove districts
Bristol 1 April 1974 (and city status) Bristol (reformed 1835)
Broxbourne 1 April 1974 None
Broxtowe 10 November 1977 None
Burnley 1 April 1974 Burnley (1861)
Bury 1 April 1974 Bury (1876)
Calderdale 1 April 1974 Halifax (1848), Brighouse (1893), Todmorden (1896)
Cambridge 1 April 1974 (and city status) Cambridge (reformed 1835)
Canterbury 1 April 1974 (and city status) Canterbury (reformed 1835)
Carlisle 1 April 1974 (and city status) Carlisle (reformed 1835)
Castle Morpeth 1 April 1974 Morpeth (reformed 1835) Abolished in April 2009.
Castle Point 1992 None
Charnwood 1 April 1974 Loughborough (1888)
Chelmsford 10 November 1977 Chelmsford (1888) Chelmsford had charter trustees 1974–1977

Granted city status in 2012

Cheltenham 1 April 1974 Cheltenham (1876)
Cheshire East 2009 Congleton, Crewe and Nantwich, Macclesfield Created April 2009
Cheshire West and Chester 2009 Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston, Vale Royal Created April 2009
Chester 1 April 1974 (and city status) Chester (reformed 1835) Abolished April 2009
Chesterfield 1 April 1974 Chesterfield (reformed 1835)
Chorley 1 April 1974 Chorley (1881)
Christchurch 1 April 1974 Christchurch (reformed 1886)
Cleethorpes 11 September 1975 Cleethorpes (1936) Cleethorpes had charter trustees 1974–1975. Borough abolished 1996
Colchester 1 April 1974 Colchester (reformed 1835)
Congleton 1 April 1974 Congleton (reformed 1835) Abolished April 2009
Copeland 1 April 1974 Whitehaven (1894)
Corby 28 October 1992 None
Coventry 1 April 1974 (and city status) Coventry (reformed 1835)
Crawley 1 April 1974 None
Crewe and Nantwich 1 April 1974 Crewe (1877) Abolished April 2009
Dacorum 10 October 1984 Hemel Hempstead (1898) Hemel Hempstead had charter trustees 1974–1984
Darlington 1 April 1974 Darlington (1867)
Dartford 22 April 1977 Dartford (1933) Dartford had charter trustees 1974–1977
Derby 1 April 1974 (and city status in 1977) Derby (reformed 1835)
Doncaster 1 April 1974 Doncaster (reformed 1835)
Dudley 1 April 1974 Dudley (1865), Stourbridge (1914), Halesowen (1936)
Durham 1 April 1974 (and city status) Durham and Framwelgate (reformed 1835) Abolished April 2009. Charter Trustees established.
East Staffordshire 11 May 1992 Burton upon Trent (1878) Charter trustees for Burton functioned 1974–1992.
They were formally abolished in 2003.
East Yorkshire See North Wolds
East Yorkshire Borough of Beverley See Beverley
Eastbourne 1 April 1974 Eastbourne (1883)
Eastleigh 1 April 1974 Eastleigh (1936)
Ellesmere Port 1 April 1974 Ellesmere Port (1955) renamed Ellesmere Port and Neston 1976. Abolished April 2009.
Elmbridge 1 April 1974 None
Epsom and Ewell 1 April 1974 Epsom and Ewell (1937)
Erewash 1975 Ilkeston (1887) Ilkeston had charter trustees 1974–1975
Exeter 1 April 1974(and city status) Exeter (reformed 1835)
Fareham 1 April 1974 None
Fylde 1 April 1974 Lytham St. Annes (1922)
Gateshead 1 April 1974 Gateshead (reformed 1835)
Gedling 1 April 1974 None
Gillingham 1 April 1974 Gillingham (1903) Abolished 1996
Glanford 1 April 1974 None Abolished 1996
Gloucester 1 April 1974 (and city status) Gloucester (reformed 1835)
Gosport 1 April 1974 Gosport (1922)
Gravesham 1 April 1974 Gravesend (reformed 1835)
Great Yarmouth 1 April 1974 Great Yarmouth (reformed 1835)
Grimsby 1 April 1974 Grimsby (reformed 1835) Renamed Great Grimsby 1979, abolished 1996.
Guildford 1 April 1974 Guildford (reformed 1835)
Halton 1 April 1974 Widnes (1892)
Harrogate 1 April 1974 Harrogate (1884)
Hartlepool 1 April 1974 Hartlepool formed 1967 from Hartlepool (1850), West Hartlepool (1887)
Hastings 1 April 1974 Hastings (reformed 1835)
Havant 1 April 1974 None
Hereford 1 April 1974 (and city status) Hereford (reformed 1835) Abolished 1998
Hertsmere 15 April 1977 None
High Peak 1 April 1974 Glossop (1866), Buxton (1917)
Hinckley and Bosworth 1 April 1974 None
Holderness 21 June 1977 Hedon (1861) (formed a town council in 1974) Abolished 1996
Hove 1 April 1974 Hove (1898) Abolished 1997
Hyndburn 1 April 1974 Accrington (1878)
Ipswich 1 April 1974 Ipswich (reformed 1835)
Kettering 1 April 1974 Kettering (1938)
King's Lynn and West Norfolk See West Norfolk
Kingston upon Hull 1 April 1974 (and city status) Kingston upon Hull (reformed 1835)
Kingswood 20 May 1987 None Abolished 1996
Kirklees 1 April 1974 Dewsbury (1862), |Huddersfield (1868), Batley (1868), Spenborough (1955)
Knowsley 1 April 1974 None
Lancaster 1 April 1974 (and city status) Lancaster (reformed 1835)
Langbaurgh 1 April 1974 Formed from part of Teesside county borough, created in 1967, and including Redcar (incorporated in 1921) Renamed Langbaurgh on Tees 1988

Renamed Redcar and Cleveland 1996

Leeds 1 April 1974 (and city status) Leeds (reformed 1835)
Leicester 1 April 1974 (and city status) Leicester (reformed 1835)
Lincoln 1 April 1974 (and city status) Lincoln, Lincolnshire (reformed 1835)
Liverpool 1 April 1974 (and city status) Liverpool (reformed 1835)
Luton 1 April 1974 Luton (1876)
Macclesfield 1 April 1974 Macclesfield (reformed 1835) Abolished April 2009
Maidstone 1 April 1974 Maidstone (reformed 1835)
Manchester 1 April 1974 (and city status) Manchester (1838)
Medina 1 April 1974 Newport (reformed 1835), Ryde (1868) Abolished 1995
Medway (1) 1 April 1974 Rochester (reformed 1835), Chatham (1890) Renamed Rochester-upon-Medway 1979, and awarded city status.

Abolished 1998

Medway (2) 1998 From Rochester upon Medway, Gillingham boroughs (qv)
Melton (borough) 1 April 1974 None
Middlesbrough 1 April 1974 Formed from part of Teesside county borough, created in 1967, and including Middlesbrough (incorporated in 1853)
Milton Keynes 1 April 1974 None
Newcastle-under-Lyme 1 April 1974 Newcastle-under-Lyme (reformed 1835)
Newcastle upon Tyne 1 April 1974 (and city status) Newcastle upon Tyne (reformed 1835)
Northampton 1 April 1974 Northampton (reformed 1835)
North Bedfordshire 1975 Bedford (reformed 1835) Renamed Bedford 1992
North East Lincolnshire 1996 From Cleethorpes, Great Grimsby boroughs (qv) Both former boroughs formed charter trustees
North Lincolnshire 1998 Formed from Boothferry, Glanford, and Scunthorpe boroughs (qv) Scunthorpe's mayoralty is continued by charter trustees
North Tyneside 1 April 1974 Tynemouth (1849), Wallsend (1901)
North Warwickshire 1 April 1974 None
North Wolds 1 April 1974 Bridlington (1899) Renamed East Yorkshire 1981.

Abolished 1996

Norwich 1 April 1974 (and city status) Norwich (reformed 1835)
Nottingham 1 April 1974 (and city status) Nottingham (reformed 1835)
Nuneaton 1 April 1974 Nuneaton (1907) Renamed Nuneaton and Bedworth 1980
Oadby and Wigston 1 April 1974 None
Oldham 1 April 1974 Oldham (1849)
Oswestry 1 April 1974 Oswestry Rural Borough (reformed 1835) Abolished in April 2009.
Oxford 1 April 1974 (and city status) Oxford (reformed 1835)
Pendle 15 September 1976 Nelson (1890), Colne (1895)
Peterborough 1 April 1974 (and city status) Peterborough (1874)
Plymouth 1 April 1974 (and city status) Plymouth (reformed 1835)
Poole 1 April 1974 Poole (reformed 1835)
Portsmouth 1 April 1974 (and city status) Portsmouth (reformed 1835)
Preston 1 April 1974 (granted city status in 2002) Preston (reformed 1835)
Reading 1 April 1974 Reading (reformed 1835)
Redcar and Cleveland See Langbaurgh
Redditch 15 May 1980 None
Reigate and Banstead 1 April 1974 Reigate (reformed (1863)
Restormel 1 April 1974 St. Austell with Fowey (formed 1968, including Fowey 1913) Abolished in April 2009.
Ribble Valley 1 April 1974 Clitheroe (reformed 1835)
Rochdale 1 April 1974 Rochdale (1856), Heywood (1881), Middleton (1886)
Rochester upon Medway See Medway (1)
Rossendale 1 April 1974 Bacup (1882), Haslingden (1891), Rawtenstall (1891)
Rotherham 1 April 1974 Rotherham, (1871)
Rugby 1 April 1974 Rugby (1932)
Runnymede 20 January 1978 None
Rushcliffe 1 April 1974 None
Rushmoor 1 April 1974 Aldershot (1922)
St Albans 1 April 1974 (and city status) St Albans (reformed 1835)
St Edmundsbury 1 April 1974 Bury St Edmunds (reformed 1835)
St Helens 1 April 1974 St Helens (1868)
Salford 1 April 1974 (and city status) Salford (1844), Eccles (1892), Swinton and Pendlebury (1934)
Sandwell 1 April 1974 West Bromwich (1882), and including since 1966 the former borough of Tipton (incorporated 1938); Warley (formed 1966, including the boroughs of Smethwick incorporated in 1899, Rowley Regis in 1933, and Oldbury in 1935)
Scarborough 1 April 1974 Scarborough (reformed 1835)
Scunthorpe 1 April 1974 Scunthorpe (1936) Abolished 1996
Sedgefield 1996 None Abolished April 2009. Mayoralty continued by Sedgefield Town Council
Sefton 1975 Southport (1866), Bootle (1868), Crosby (1937) All three towns formed charter trustees 1974–1975
Sheffield 1 April 1974 (and city status) Sheffield (1843)
Shrewsbury and Atcham 1 April 1974 Shrewsbury (reformed 1835) Abolished in April 2009.
Slough 1 April 1974 Slough (1938)
Solihull 1 April 1974 Solihull (1954)
Southampton 1 April 1974 (and city status) Southampton (reformed 1835)
Southend-on-Sea 1 April 1974 Southend-on-Sea (1892)
South Ribble 1 April 1974 None
South Tyneside 1 April 1974 South Shields (1850), Jarrow (1875)
South Wight 1974? None Abolished 1995
Spelthorne 1 April 1974 None
Stafford 1 April 1974 Stafford (reformed 1835)
Stevenage 1 April 1974 None
Stockport 1 April 1974 Stockport (reformed 1835)
Stockton-on-Tees 1 April 1974 Formed from part of Teesside county borough, created in 1967, and including Stockton-on-Tees (reformed 1835) and Thornaby-on-Tees (incorporated in 1892)
Stoke-on-Trent 1 April 1974 (and city status) Stoke-on-Trent formed 1910, including boroughs of Hanley (incorporated in 1857), Longton (1865), Burslem (1878), Stoke-upon-Trent (1874).
Sunderland 1 April 1974 (granted city status in 1992) Sunderland (reformed 1835)
Surrey Heath 1 April 1974 None
Swale 20 January 1978 Faversham (reformed 1835), Queenborough-in-Sheppey (created 1968, including borough of Queenborough, reformed in 1885) Queenborough-in-Sheppey formed charter trustees 1974–1977
Swindon See Thamesdown
Tameside 1 April 1974 Ashton-under-Lyne (1847), Stalybridge (1857), Hyde (1881), Mossley (1885), Dukinfield (1899)
Tamworth 1 April 1974 Tamworth (reformed 1835)
Taunton Deane 1975 Taunton (1885) Taunton had charter trustees 1974–1975
Telford and Wrekin 2002 None
Test Valley 22 October 1976 Andover, Romsey, both reformed 1835 Andover had charter trustees 1974–1976. Romsey formed a town council.
Tewkesbury 1 April 1974 Tewkesbury (reformed 1835)
Thamesdown 1 April 1974 Swindon (1900) Renamed Swindon 1997
Thurrock 1 April 1974 None
Tonbridge and Malling 12 December 1983 None
Torbay 1 April 1974 County borough of Torbay – created 1968, and including the borough of Torquay incorporated in 1892
Trafford 1 April 1974 Stretford (1933), Sale (1935), Altrincham (1937)
Tunbridge Wells 1 April 1974 Royal Tunbridge Wells (1888) Charter trustees for Royal Tunbridge Wells existed from 1 April to 20 December 1974
Vale Royal 5 May 1988 None Abolished April 2009
Wakefield 1 April 1974 (and city status) Pontefract (reformed 1835), Wakefield (1848), Ossett (1890), Castleford (1955)
Walsall 1 April 1974 Walsall (reformed 1835)
Warrington 1 April 1974 Warrington (1847)
Watford 1 April 1974 Watford (1922)
Waverley 21 February 1984 Godalming (reformed 1835) Godalming formed a town council in 1974
Wellingborough 1 April 1974 None
Welwyn Hatfield 2006 None
West Devon 27 April 1982 Okehampton (reformed 1885) Okehampton formed a town council in 1974
West Norfolk 30 June 1981 King's Lynn (reformed 1835) Renamed King's Lynn and West Norfolk 14 May 1981
West Lancashire 2009 None
Weymouth and Portland 1 April 1974 Weymouth and Melcombe Regis (reformed 1835)
Wigan 1 April 1974 Wigan (reformed 1835), Leigh (1899)
Winchester 1 April 1974 (and city status) Winchester (reformed 1835)
Windsor and Maidenhead 1 April 1974 (Royal Borough) Windsor, Maidenhead, both reformed 1835
Wirral 1 April 1974 Birkenhead (1877), Wallasey (1910), Bebington (1937)
Woking 1 April 1974 none
Wokingham 2007 Wokingham (reformed 1883) Wokingham formed a town council in 1974
Wolverhampton 1 April 1974. Granted city status 2000 Wolverhampton (1848). Had absorbed the borough of Bilston in 1967 (incorporated in 1938).
Worcester 1 April 1974 (and city status) Worcester (reformed 1835)
Worthing 1 April 1974 Worthing, 1890
Wyre 1 April 1974 Fleetwood (1933)
York (1) 1 April 1974 (and city status) York (reformed 1835) The District was abolished and replaced with a larger unitary authority in 1996
York (2) 1996 (and city status) Created in 1996. Inherited traditions from the smaller York district.

Greater London is divided into thirty-two London boroughs. Their borough status dates from 1965, although each of them had previously included municipal, county or metropolitan boroughs:

London borough Previous boroughs Notes
Barking Barking (1931), Dagenham (1938) Renamed Barking and Dagenham 1981
Barnet Hendon (1932), Finchley (1933)
Bexley Bexley (1937), Erith (1938)
Brent Willesden (1933), Wembley (1937)
Bromley Bromley (1903), Beckenham (1935)
Camden Hampstead, Holborn, St Pancras all created 1900
Croydon Croydon (1883)
Ealing Ealing (1901), Acton (1921), Southall (1936)
Enfield Southgate (1933), Edmonton (1937), Enfield (1955)
Greenwich (Royal Borough) Greenwich, Woolwich both created 1900
Hackney Hackney, Shoreditch, Stoke Newington all created 1900
Hammersmith Hammersmith, Fulham both created 1900 Renamed Hammersmith and Fulham 1981
Haringey Hornsey (1903), Wood Green (1933), Tottenham (1934)
Harrow Harrow (1954)
Havering Romford (1937)
Hillingdon Uxbridge (1955)
Hounslow Brentford and Chiswick, Heston and Isleworth both incorporated in 1932
Islington Islington, Finsbury both created 1900
Kensington and Chelsea (Royal Borough) Kensington, Chelsea both created 1900
Kingston upon Thames (Royal Borough) Kingston upon Thames (reformed 1835), Malden and Coombe (1936), Surbiton (1936)
Lambeth Lambeth created 1900
Lewisham Lewisham, Deptford both created 1900
Merton Wimbledon (1905), Mitcham (1934)
Newham West Ham (1886), East Ham (1904)
Redbridge Ilford (1926), Wanstead and Woodford (1937)
Richmond upon Thames Richmond (1890), Twickenham (1926), Barnes (1932)
Southwark Bermondsey, Camberwell, Southwark all created 1900
Sutton Sutton and Cheam (1934), Beddington and Wallington (1937)
Tower Hamlets Bethnal Green, Poplar, Stepney all created 1900
Waltham Forest Leyton (1926), Walthamstow (1926), Chingford (1938)
Wandsworth Battersea, Wandsworth both created 1900
Westminster (and city status) Paddington, St Marylebone, Westminster all created 1900

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