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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:
LONDON
Unit Type:
Poor Law/Registration County
Date created:
1851
Date abolished:
1930
Unit ID:
10166512
Authorities:
F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 297.

Notes:

London, or "the Metropolis", meaning an aggregate of Registration Districts much larger than the City of London, was identified in census reports from 1851 onwards. The first report of the Poor Law Board to similarly identify London was that of the 1st of July 1857.

Alternative names

We know of no alternate names.

Unit associations

This unit was associated with the following other units:

Nature of association Other unit involved Type of unit Authority
was succeeded by LONDON Administrative County F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 643.
was preceded by LONDON Ancient County F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 643.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
ENGLAND Dep Country 1851 1930 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 297.
LONDON Poor Law/Registration Division     1911 Census of England and Wales, Table 2, 'Registration divisions and Counties - Area, and population at each successive Census'.

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
BERMONDSEY RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1870 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
BETHNAL GREEN RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
CAMBERWELL RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
CHARTERHOUSE ElizPLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   26 Mar 1877 Statement of the Names of the Several Unions and Poor Law Parishes of England and Wales; and of the Population, Area, and Rateable Value thereof in 1881 (180)
CHELSEA RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
CITY OF LONDON RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 1850   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 643.
CITY OF WESTMINSTER RegD/PLPar/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
CLERKENWELL PLPar/RegD Poor Law Union/Reg. District     1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
EAST LONDON RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 1850   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 643.
FULHAM RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
FULHAM PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
GRAYS INN ElizPLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1881 Local Government Board, Poor Law Returns to Parliament from 1871 onwards (HMSO)
GREENWICH RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
HACKNEY RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
HAMMERSMITH PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 643.
HAMPSTEAD RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
HOLBORN RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
INNER TEMPLE ElizPLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1881 Statement of the Names of the Several Unions and Poor Law Parishes of England and Wales; and of the Population, Area, and Rateable Value thereof in 1881 (96)
ISLINGTON RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
KENSINGTON RegD/PLU/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
KENSINGTON RegD Poor Law Union/Reg. District     1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
LAMBETH RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
LEWISHAM RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
LIMEHOUSE PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 1921 01 Apr 1925 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 306.
LINCOLNS INN ElizPLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1883 Local Government Board, Poor Law Returns to Parliament from 1871 onwards (HMSO)
MIDDLE TEMPLE ElizPLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1881 Statement of the Names of the Several Unions and Poor Law Parishes of England and Wales; and of the Population, Area, and Rateable Value thereof in 1881 (96)
MILE END OLD TOWN RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
NEWINGTON ST MARY RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1869 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
PADDINGTON RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
POPLAR RegD/PLU/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
ROTHERHITHE RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1869 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
SHOREDITCH RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
SOUTHWARK RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
SOUTHWARK ST GEORGE THE MARTYR RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1869 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
STEPNEY RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
STEPNEY PLU/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District     F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
ST GEORGE IN THE EAST RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
ST GEORGES PLPar/RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District     1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
ST GILES IN THE FIELDS AND ST GEORGE BLOOMSBURY RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
ST JAMES RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1868 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
ST LUKE RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1869 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
ST MARGARET AND ST JOHN RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1870 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District   1868 1851 Census of Great Britain, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'.
ST MARYLEBONE RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
ST OLAVE RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
ST PANCRAS RegD/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
STRAND RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
WANDSWORTH PLU/RegD Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
WEST LONDON RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 1850   F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 643.
WESTMINSTER RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
WHITECHAPEL RegD/PLU/PLPar Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
WOOLWICH RegD/PLU Poor Law Union/Reg. District 01 Apr 1857   1881 Census of England and Wales, Table 4, 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'.
FULHAM Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1855 1899 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 650.
GREENWICH Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
HACKNEY Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1894 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
HOLBORN Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
LEE Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
LEWISHAM Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
LIMEHOUSE Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
PLUMSTEAD Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
POPLAR Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
ST GILES Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
ST OLAVE Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 644.
STRAND Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 645.
ST SAVIOURS Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 645.
WANDSWORTH Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 645.
WESTMINSTER Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 645.
WHITECHAPEL Lon_SDist Sanitary District 1889 1900 F. Youngs, Local Administrative Units: Southern England (London: Royal Historical Society, 1979), p. 645.
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, London RegC through time | Census tables with data for the Poor Law/Registration County, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: https://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10166512

Date accessed: 18th June 2024