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Here we are presenting statistics for a historical unit, which may have changed its boundaries significantly during the period covered.

Preferred Name:
WEM
Unit Type:
Local Government District
Status:
Rural District
Date created:
1894
Date abolished:
1967
Unit ID:
10026880
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 739.

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
SHROPSHIRE Administrative County 1894 1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 739.

Boundary changes

This unit was affected by the following changes:

Date Type of change Other unit involved Area transferred Authority
01 Apr 1934 was reduced to enlarge DRAYTON RD part of Prees CP Area: 2102 acres. Population in 1931: 234.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; M. of H. Order No. 77933. The Salop Review Order, 1934
01 Apr 1934 was enlarged by gaining part of ELLESMERE RD part of Hadnall CP Area: 2253 acres. Population in 1931: 508.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; M. of H. Order No. 77933. The Salop Review Order, 1934
01 Apr 1934 was reduced to enlarge WEM UD part of Wem Rural CP Area: 451 acres. Population in 1931: 98.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; M. of H. Order No. 77933. The Salop Review Order, 1934
01 Apr 1934 was enlarged by the abolition of WHITCHURCH RD part of Whitchurch Rural CP Area: 8644 acres. Population in 1931: 1661.   1931 Census of England and Wales, Table B, 'Areas altered between 26th April, 1931 and 30th June, 1934, showing constitution as at the latter date, in terms of constitution as at the former date, together with particulars of acreage and population'.; M. of H. Order No. 77933. The Salop Review Order, 1934
01 Apr 1967 was abolished to create NORTH SHROPSHIRE RD Area: 24421 acres.   1971 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Intercensal changes of Boundary (between 23rd April, 1961, and 25th April, 1971)', for 'AC, LAA, CP, NT'.; The Salop (No. 2) Order, 1966

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BROUGHTON CP/Ch Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 382.
CLIVE CP/Ch Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 383.
GRINSHILL CP/AP Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 386.
HADNALL CP/Ch Parish-level Unit 1934 1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 386.
LEE BROCKHURST CP/Ch Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 388.
LOPPINGTON AP/CP Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 388.
MORETON CORBET CP/AP Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 390.
PREES AP/CP Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 391.
SHAWBURY CP/AP Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 393.
STANTON UPON HINE HEATH CP/AP Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 395.
WEM CP/AP Parish-level Unit   1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 396.
WEM RURAL CP Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 396.
WESTON UNDER REDCASTLE CP/Ch Parish-level Unit   1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 397.
WHITCHURCH RURAL CP Parish-level Unit 1934 1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 397.
WHIXALL CP/PA Parish-level Unit 1894 1967 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Northern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1991), p. 397.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wem RD through time | Census tables with data for the Local Government District, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10026880

Date accessed: 23rd May 2019