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DEWSBURY REGISTRATION DISTRICT

Table 1A: List of Places in Dewsbury Registration District (1837-1974)

Civil Parish

County

From

To

Comments

Batley

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1938

See Table 2, note (f).

Birkenshaw

Yorkshire West Riding

1894

1937

Created 1894 from the part of the parish of Gomersal in Birkenshaw Urban District. Abolished 1.4.1937 to become part of the parish of Gomersal.

Birstall

Yorkshire West Riding

1894

1937

Created 1894 from the part of the parish of Gomersal in Birstall Urban District. Abolished 1.4.1937 to become part of the parish of Batley.

Churwell

Yorkshire West Riding

1925

1937

Abolished 1.4.1937 to become part of the parish of Churwell. See also Table 2, note (e).

Dewsbury

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become an unparished area.

Gildersome

Yorkshire West Riding

1925

1937

Abolished 1.4.1937 to become part of the parish of Morley. See also Table 2, note (d).

Gomersal

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1938

See Table 2, note (f).

Heckmondwike

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1938

See Table 2, note (f).

Liversedge

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1938

See Table 2, note (f).

Mirfield

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1938

See Table 2, note (f).

Morley

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1938

See Table 2, notes (a) and (f).

Ossett

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1938

See Table 2, notes (b), (c) and (f).

Ravensthorpe

Yorkshire West Riding

1894

1925

Created 1894 from the part of the parish of Mirfield in Ravensthorpe Urban District. Abolished 1.4.1925 to become part of the parish of Dewsbury.

Soothill

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1894

Abolished 1894 to become the separate parishes of Soothill Nether and Soothill Upper.

Soothill Nether

Yorkshire West Riding

1894

1925

Created 1894 out of the parish of Soothill. Abolished 1.4.1925 to become part of the parish of Dewsbury.

Soothill Upper

Yorkshire West Riding

1894

1910

Created 1894 out of the parish of Soothill. Abolished 31.3.1910 and divided between the parishes of Batley and Dewsbury.

Thornhill

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1925

Abolished 1.4.1925 to become part of the parish of Dewsbury.

Whitley Lower

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1896

Abolished 26.3.1896 to become part of the parish of Thornhill.

Table 1B: List of Places in Dewsbury Registration District (from 1974)

All the areas in Dewsbury registration district were transferred to the county of West Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Unparished Area

County

From

To

Comments

Batley West Yorkshire

1974

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish and municipal borough of Batley. See also Table 2, note (g).

Dewsbury West Yorkshire

1974

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish and county borough of Dewsbury.

Heckmondwike West Yorkshire

1974

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish and urban district of Heckmondwike. See also Table 2, note (g).

Mirfield West Yorkshire

1974

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parish and urban district of Mirfield. See also Table 2, note (g).

Spenborough West Yorkshire

1974

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the parishes of Cleckheaton, Gomersal, and Liversedge, and the municipal borough of Spenborough. See also Table 2, note (g).

Table 2: Boundary Changes affecting Dewsbury Registration District

Date of Change

Note

Description of Change

Population transferred

1.7.1895

(a)

Gained part of the parish of Morley (which until 1894 formed part of the parish of Ardsley West) from Wakefield registration district.

363 in 1891

1.12.1900

(b)

Gained part of the parish of Ossett (which until 9.11.1900 formed part of the parish of Alverthorpe) from Wakefield registration district.

139 in 1891

219 in 1901

1.5.1922

(c)

Gained part of the parish of Ossett (which until 9.11.1921 formed part of the parish of Lupset) from Wakefield registration district.

0 in 1921

1.4.1925

(d)

Gained the parish of Gildersome from Bramley registration district.

2865 in 1921

(e)

Gained the parish of Churwell from Holbeck registration district.

2502 in 1921

1.1.1939

(f)

Lost the parishes of Batley, Gomersal, Heckmondwike, Liversedge, Mirfield, Morley, and Ossett, to Spen Valley registration district.

123596 in 1931

1.4.1974

(g)

Gained the unparished areas of Batley, Heckmondwike, Mirfield, and Spenborough (which were transferred from Yorkshire West Riding to the county of West Yorkshire on 1.4.1974) from Spen Valley registration district.

108995 in 1971


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