List of cities in the United Kingdom

This is a list of cities in the United Kingdom that are officially designated as of 2015.[1] It lists those places that have been granted city status by letters patent or royal charter. There are currently a total of 69 such cities in the United Kingdom: 51 in England, seven in Scotland, six in Wales, and five in Northern Ireland.[1] Of these, 23 in England, two in Wales, and one in Northern Ireland have Lord Mayors and four in Scotland have Lord Provosts. In some cases, the area holding city status does not coincide with the built up area or conurbation of which it forms part. In Greater London, for example, the City of London and that of Westminster each hold city status separately but no other neighbourhood has been granted city status, nor has Greater London as a whole. In other cases, such as the Cities of Canterbury and Lancaster, the status applies to a local government district which extends over a number of towns and rural areas outside the main settlement proper.[2]

HistoryEdit

The initial cities (Latin: civitas) of Britain were the fortified settlements organised by the Romans as the capitals of the Celtic tribes under Roman rule. The British clerics of the early Middle Ages later preserved a traditional list of the "28 Cities" (Old Welsh: cair) which was mentioned by Gildas[4] and listed by Nennius.[5]

The title of city was initially informal and, into the 20th century, royal charters were considered to recognise city status rather than to grant it.[7] The usual criterion in early modern Britain was the presence of a cathedral, particularly after King Henry VIII granted letters patent establishing six new cities when he established a series of new dioceses in the 1540s as part of the English Reformation.[8] No new cities were created between the 16th and 19th centuries, but following the Industrial Revolution and the accompanying population boom and growth in urbanisation, new sees were established at Ripon (1836) and Manchester (1847); their councils began to style them cities immediately. Inverness in Scotland was even refused a charter at the time of the Jubilee honours of 1897, in part because it would have drawn more attention to the other traditional "cities" still not formally chartered as such.[2]

Beginning in the mid-19th century, however, the process became more formal. A visit by Queen Victoria in 1851 prompted Manchester to petition Parliament for recognition of its status. Ripon followed in the 1860s, and a series of hitherto informal "cities" were formally recognised in the 1880s and 1890s. On the basis of its size, importance, and regular government, Belfast was elevated in spite of its lack of a cathedral in 1888; other large municipalities followed, while smaller applicants began to be rejected. King Edward VII and the Home Office established three criteria for future applicants in 1907—a minimum population of 300,000, a good record of local government, and a "local metropolitan character"[2]—but these criteria were not made public, and following Leicester's successful elevation in 1919 a series of exceptions were made. The 1972 Local Government Act effectively eliminated all authorities holding city status outside Greater London on 1 April 1974; most of their replacements were confirmed in their predecessor's status—even in cases such as the City of Carlisle, where much of the local authority area is undeveloped countryside—but the Borough of Medway was not permitted to continue Rochester's title. In recent times there have been competitions for new grants of city status. Towns or councils that claim city status or add "city" to their name have been known to be rebuked by the Advertising Standards Authority.[9]

The cities of Scotland and Ireland were treated separately. Scottish towns irregularly applied the description to themselves, but were formally organised as royal burghs; the special rights of these were preserved by Article XXI of the Treaty of Union which established the single state of Great Britain in 1707.[10] Edinburgh and Glasgow were confirmed as cities "by ancient usage" in the 18th century,[11] as was Aberdeen, and this was later reconfirmed in the Act enlarging the burgh in 1891. Dundee was granted letters patent in 1889 and Elgin and Perth were recognised as cities by the Home Office in 1972, before the privilege was removed by the Scottish Local Government Act of 1973.[12]

In Ireland, only the seat of the primate at Armagh was accorded city status by ancient usage, and this status was abolished by the Irish Municipal Corporations Act of 1840. All other cities have been those explicitly recognised as such.

List of citiesEdit

In the Cathedral column in the table, only dioceses in England and Wales created up to 1888 had an effect on city status.

City[1] Year granted
or confirmed
Cathedral
(pre-1889 England & Wales only)
City council Nation/Region Image Population
Aberdeen32
(Scots: Aiberdeen)
(Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dheathain)

189131
(Burgh: 1179)

not applicable Local government district
(Council area)
Scotland   189,12038
Armagh11
(Irish: Ard Mhacha)
(Ulster-Scots: Airmagh)
1994 not applicable None. Represented on Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Northern Ireland   14,777 (2011)[13]
Bangor1 time immemorial Cathedral Church of St Deiniol Community Wales   18,808 (2011)[14]
Bath1 1090 Abbey Church of SS Peter & Paul4 Charter trustees South West, England   88,859 (2011)[15]
97,311 (urban area, 2010)[16]
Belfast
(Irish: Béal Feirste)
(Ulster-Scots: Bilfawst)
1888 not applicable Local government district Northern Ireland   333,871 (2011)[17]
Birmingham2 188933 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
West Midlands, England   1,092,330 (2013)[18]
Bradford1 1897 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England   522,452 (2011)[19]
Brighton & Hove15 2000 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
South East, England   273,369 (2011)[19]
Bristol1 1542 Cathedral Church of the Holy & Undivided Trinity Local government district
(Unitary and county)
South West, England   428,234 (2011)[19]
Cambridge3 195125 not applicable Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
East, England   123,867 (2011)[19]
Canterbury3 time immemorial Cathedral & Metropolitical Church of Christ Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
South East, England   151,145 (2011)[19]
Cardiff9
(Welsh: Caerdydd)
190529 not applicable Local government district
(Principal area)
Wales   346,090 (2011)[19]
Carlisle1 1133 Cathedral Church of the Holy & Undivided Trinity Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
North West, England   107,524 (2011)[19]
Chelmsford37 2012 not applicable Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
East, England   168,310 (2011)[19]
Chester3 1541 Cathedral Church of Christ & the Blessed Virgin Mary Charter trustees North West, England   91,733 (urban area, 2010)[16]
Chichester1 1075 Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity Civil parish South East, England   26,795 (2011)[20]
Coventry1 1102 St Michael's Cathedral5 Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
West Midlands, England   316,915 (2011)[19]
Derby13 1977 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
East Midlands, England   248,752 (2011)[19]
Derry39
(Irish: Doire)
(Ulster-Scots: Derrie)
1604[21] not applicable None. Represented on Derry City and Strabane District Council Northern Ireland   107,877 (2011)[13]
Dundee32
(Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Dèagh)
188930
(Burgh: 1191)
not applicable Local government district
(Council area)
Scotland   153,99038
Durham1 time immemorial Cathedral Church of Christ, St Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert Charter trustees North East, England   94,375 (2011)[22]
Edinburgh32
(Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Èideann)
18th century[11]
(Burgh: 1329)
not applicable Local government district
(Council area)
Scotland   468,72038
Ely1 1109 Cathedral Church of the Holy & Undivided Trinity Civil parish East, England   20,256 (2011)[23]
Exeter1 time immemorial Cathedral Church of St Peter Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
South West, England   117,773 (2011)[19]
Glasgow32
(Scots: Glesga)
(Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu)
18th century[11]
(Burgh: 1492)
not applicable Local government district
(Council area)
Scotland   603,08038
Gloucester1 1541 Cathedral Church of St Peter & the Holy and Indivisible Trinity Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
South West, England   121,688 (2011)[19]
Hereford119 time immemorial Cathedral Church of SS Mary the Virgin & Ethelbert the King Civil parish West Midlands, England   58,896 (2011)[24]
Inverness
(Scots: Inerness)(Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Nis)
2000 not applicable none Scotland   79,415[25]
Kingston upon Hull12 1897 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England   256,406 (2011)[19]
Lancaster1 193726 not applicable Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
North West, England   138,375 (2011)[19]
Leeds1 1893 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England   751,485 (2011)[19]
Leicester1 191922 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
East Midlands, England   329,839 (2011)[19]
Lichfield17 time immemorial Cathedral Church of SS Mary & Chad Civil parish West Midlands, England   32,219 (2011)[26]
Lincoln3 1072 Cathedral Church of St Mary Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
East Midlands, England   93,541 (2011)[19]
Lisburn
(Irish: Lios na gCearrbhach)
2002 not applicable None. Represented on Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Northern Ireland   120,165 (2011)[13]
Liverpool2 1880 Cathedral Church of Christ Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
North West, England   466,415 (2011)[19]
City of London6 time immemorial St Paul's Cathedral Local government district
(sui generis and county)
London   7,375 (2011)[19]
Manchester1 185334 Manchester Cathedral Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
North West, England   503,127 (2011)[19]
Newcastle upon Tyne1 1882 Cathedral Church of St Nicholas Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
North East, England   280,177 (2011)[19]
Newport14
(Welsh: Casnewydd)
2002 not applicable Local government district
(Principal area)
Wales   145,736 (2011)[19]
Newry
(Irish: Iúr Cinn Trá)
(Ulster-Scots: Newrie)
2002 not applicable None. Represented on Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Northern Ireland   29,946 (2008, settlement population)[27]
Norwich1 1094 Cathedral Church of the Holy & Undivided Trinity Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
East, England   132,512 (2011)[19]
Nottingham1 1897 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
East Midlands, England   305,680 (2011)[19]
Oxford1 1542 Cathedral Church of Christ Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
South East, England   151,906 (2011)[19]
Perth
(Scots: Pairth)
(Scottish Gaelic: Peairt)
2012[28]
(Burgh: 12th century)[30]
not applicable none Scotland   45,77038
Peterborough2 1541 Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul, & St Andrew Local government district
(Unitary)
East, England   183,631 (2011)[19]
Plymouth1 192827 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
South West, England   256,384 (2011)[19]
Portsmouth1 192624 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
South East, England   205,056 (2011)[19]
Preston14 2002 not applicable Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
North West, England   140,202 (2011)[19]
Ripon1 1836 Cathedral Church of SS Peter & Wilfrid Civil parish Yorkshire and the Humber, England   16,702 (2011)[31]
St Albans7 187736 Cathedral & Abbey Church of St Alban Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
East, England   140,644 (2011)[19]
St Asaph37
(Welsh: Llanelwy)
2012 not applicable Community Wales   3,355 (2011)[32]
St Davids20
(Welsh: Tyddewi)
1994 St Davids Community Wales   1,841 (2011)[33]
Salford1 192624 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
North West, England   233,933 (2011)[19]
Salisbury35 1227 Cathedral Church of St Mary Civil parish South West, England   40,302 (2011)[34]
Sheffield3 1893 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England   552,698 (2011)[19]
Southampton1 1964 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
South East, England   236,882 (2011)[19]
Stirling
(Scots: Stirlin)
(Scottish Gaelic: Sruighlea)
2002 not applicable none Scotland   34,79038
Stoke-on-Trent3 192528 not applicable Local government district
(Unitary)
West Midlands, England   249,008 (2011)[19]
Sunderland18 1992 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
North East, England   275,506 (2011)[19]
Swansea9
(Welsh: Abertawe)
196923 not applicable Local government district
(Principal area)
Wales   239,023 (2011)[19]
Truro1
(Cornish: Truru)
1877 Cathedral Church of St Mary Civil parish South West, England   18,766 (2011)[35]
Wakefield3 1888 Cathedral Church of All Saints Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England   325,837 (2011)[19]
Wells1 time immemorial Cathedral Church of St Andrew Civil parish South West, England   10,536 (2011)[36]
Westminster21 1540 Westminster Abbey4 (Although this was only a cathedral for 10 years until 1550, the city did not lose its status) Local government district
(London borough)
London   219,396 (2011)[19]
Winchester1 time immemorial Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
South East, England   116,595 (2011)[19]
Wolverhampton16 2000 not applicable Local government district
(Metropolitan borough)
West Midlands, England   249,470 (2011)[19]
Worcester3 time immemorial Cathedral Church of Christ & St Mary Local government district
(Non-metropolitan borough)
West Midlands, England   98,768 (2011)[19]
York18 time immemorial Cathedral & Metropolitical Church of St Peter Local government district
(Unitary)
Yorkshire and the Humber, England   198,051 (2011)[19]

Map of the citiesEdit

British Overseas TerritoriesEdit

There are a number of cities in the British Overseas Territories, such as the City of James Town on Saint Helena.[37]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  • ^‡ The status bearers of these cities changed on 1 April 2009 due to local government reforms. Salisbury became a civil parish, while charter trustees were formed for the former district council areas of Chester and Durham in the new unitary authorities of Cheshire West and Chester and County Durham respectively.[38][39]
  • ^1 City status confirmed by Letters Patent issued under the Great Seal dated 1 April 1974.[40]
  • ^2 City status confirmed by Letters Patent issued under the Great Seal dated 25 June 1974.[41]
  • ^3 City status confirmed by Letters Patent issued under the Great Seal dated 28 May 1974.[42]
  • ^4 Bath Abbey and Westminster Abbey are no longer cathedrals.
  • ^5 Coventry has had three cathedrals: the first, St Mary's, from 1043 to 1539 (it became a cathedral in 1102); the second, St Michael's, from 1918 to 1940, when it was destroyed by German bombardment; and its replacement, also St Michael's, built alongside the old cathedral, consecrated in 1962.
  • ^6 Note that the City of London covers only the "square mile", and is usually just referred to as "the City". The larger conurbation of Greater London has no city charter, and consists of the City of London, the City of Westminster and 31 other London boroughs. This can be compared to the City of Brussels, within Brussels.
  • ^7 City status was confirmed by Letters Patent dated 9 July 1974.[43] The city status extends to the entire district, although the district council calls itself "St Albans District Council" or "St Albans City and District".
  • ^8 Letters Patent under the Great Seal conferring City Status were issued to the unitary authority of York on 1 April 1996, confirming the right of the Lord Mayor to be styled "Right Honourable", in continuation to those granted to the previous City Council abolished 31 March 1996.[44]
  • ^9 Letters Patent under the Great Seal were issued on 29 March 1996 ordaining that the counties of Swansea and Cardiff should have the status of cities from 1 April 1996. The counties replaced the previous district councils which had enjoyed city status.[44]
  • ^10 According to the Municipal Year Book, 1972 the royal burghs of Perth and Elgin officially enjoyed city status. The royal burghs of Brechin, Dunfermline and Kirkwall had also been officially described as "cities". As all burghs were abolished in 1975, these areas are now often called "former cities". Although Brechin does not have city status, the community council formed for the area uses the title "City of Brechin and District".
  • ^11 Armagh had previously enjoyed city status, with St Patrick's Cathedral the seat of the metropolitan primate of all Ireland. The city status was lost in 1840 when the city corporation was abolished. However, the successor urban district council and district council frequently used the title of city without official sanction prior to 1994.
  • ^12 City Status confirmed by Letters Patent issued under the Great Seal dated 18 March 1975.[45]
  • ^13 City status granted by Letters Patent dated 7 June 1977.[46]
  • ^14 City status granted to the "Town of Newport in the County Borough of Newport" and the "Town of Preston" by Letters Patent dated 15 May 2002.[47]
  • ^15 Letters Patent dated 31 January 2001 ordained that "the Towns of Brighton and Hove shall have the status of a City".[48]
  • ^16 Letters Patent dated 31 January 2001 ordained that "the Town of Wolverhampton shall have the status of a City".[48]
  • ^17 Letters Patent dated 4 November 1980 ordained that the "Town of Lichfield shall have the status of a City". A town council had been constituted in 1980 leading to the dissolution of the Charter Trustees of the City of Lichfield.[49][50]
  • ^18 City status granted by Letters Patent dated 23 March 1992.[51]
  • ^19 City status was conferred on Hereford Town Council 11 October 2000.[52] The status had previously been confirmed to the district council formed in 1974. When that council was abolished in 1996 charter trustees were formed for the City of Hereford. On the formation of a town council for Hereford in April 2000 the charter trustees were dissolved, and the city status temporarily lapsed.
  • ^20 St David's historically had city status because of the presence of St David's Cathedral. In 1849 it was noted that the city had no municipal corporation: There was however a recognised "city" in which a mayor had limited jurisdiction.[53] A Royal Commission appointed in 1876 reported that the corporation had long been extinct, and the city was formally abolished in 1886 under the provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act 1883.[54] Letters Patent dated 16 September 1994 ordained that the "Town of St. David's shall have the status of a City".[55]
  • ^21 The title of City was used "by courtesy" after 1550 when Westminster ceased to be the see of a bishop. By Letters Patent dated 27 October 1900 city status was conferred on the newly created Metropolitan Borough of Westminster from 1 November.[56] This status was continued on the creation of the City of Westminster as a London borough in 1965.
  • ^22 A letter from the Home Secretary to the Mayor of Leicester dated 14 June 1919, confirming that the city status would be bestowed, noted that this was a "restoration to your ancient town of its former status of a city".[57][58][59]
  • ^23 Letters Patent dated 10 December 1969.[60]
  • ^24 Letters Patent dated 21 April 1926.[61]
  • ^25 Letters Patent dated 21 March 1951.[62]
  • ^26 Letters Patent dated 14 May 1937.[63]
  • ^27 Letters Patent dated 18 October 1928.[64]
  • ^28 Letters Patent dated 5 June 1925.[65]
  • ^29 Letters Patent dated 28 October 1905, which also granted the title of Lord Mayor.[66]
  • ^30 Warrant issued 28 January 1889 that Letters Patent be issued under the Seal appointed by the treaty of union to be used in place of the Great Seal of Scotland, ordaining and declaring that the Burgh of Dundee shall be a City, and shall be called and styled "The City of Dundee"[67]
  • ^31 Burghs of Old Aberdeen and Woodside and the district of Torry incorporated as the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen by the Aberdeen Corporation Act 1891 (1891 c.cxxiv)
  • ^32 The present council areas are designated "cities" by virtue of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, which also reserves the post of Lord Provost for the convener of the four councils. The previous local government districts and district councils created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 enjoyed the same privileges.
  • ^33 Letters Patent dated 14 January 1889[68]
  • ^34 Letters Patent dated 29 March 1853[69]
  • ^35 Letters Patent dated 1 April 2009.[70] City status had been held prior to this date (and since 1974) by the Charter Trustees of the City of New Sarum. The city of Salisbury's formal name was New Sarum (see also: Old Sarum) from 1227 until 2009.
  • ^36 Letters Patent dated 28 August 1877.[71]
  • ^37 Letters Patent dated 1 June 2012 "to ordain that the Town of Chelmsford in the County of Essex and the Town of St Asaph in the County of Denbighshire shall have the status of a City".[72]
  • ^38 [2015] Localities (Glasgow)[73]
  • ^39 Legally, the city and county are called "Londonderry", while the local government district is called "Derry". See Derry/Londonderry name dispute.[74]

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