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Brierley Hill Urban District was a former Urban District in Staffordshire, England, comprising the areas of Brierley Hill, Kingswinford, Quarry Bank, and Pensnett, now within the modern-day Dudley Metropolitan Borough in the West Midlands county.

Brierley Hill
District of Brierley Hill
Urban District
Former Brierley Hill Civic Centre
Former Brierley Hill Civic Centre,
now Brierley Hill Police Station
Area
 • 19111,016 acres (4 km2)[1]
 • 19615,851 acres (24 km2)[2]
Area transferred
 • 19344,246 acres (17 km2)[3] from Kingswinford Rural District
 • 1934666 acres (3 km2)[3] from Quarry Bank Urban District
Population
 • 191112,263[4]
 • 196156,075[4]
History
 • Preceded bySanitary district
 • OriginLocal Government Act 1894
 • Created1894
 • Abolished1966
 • Succeeded byCounty Borough of Dudley
Metropolitan Borough of Dudley
StatusUrban District
GovernmentBrierley Hill District Council
 • TypeUrban District Council
 • HQCivic Centre, Brierley Hill
 • MottoSine labore nihil floret  (Latin)
"Without labour nothing prospers"
Arms of the Brierley Hill Urban District Council
Arms of Brierley Hill District Council
Contained within
 • CountyStaffordshire

Brierley Hill became an urban district in 1894 under the Local Government Act. Previously, it had been an urban sanitary authority within the parish of Kingswinford. It was greatly expanded in 1934, when it took in the Quarry Bank and Kingswinford districts. It remained an independent urban district until 1966, when it was merged into the Dudley County Borough[3] under the advice of the Local Government Commission for England.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1911 Census - Population". A Vision of Britain through Time. GB Historical GIS/University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1961 Census of England and Wales, County Report". A Vision of Britain through Time. GB Historical GIS/University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Brierley Hill UD through time - Census tables with data for the Local Government District". A Vision of Britain through Time. GB Historical GIS/University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Brierley Hill UD through time - Population Statistics". A Vision of Britain through Time. GB Historical GIS/University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 15 April 2017.

Coordinates: 52°28′48″N 2°07′19″W / 52.48°N 2.122°W / 52.48; -2.122