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Urbanisation and Local Government

  • Bruce Wood

Abstract

The twin Local Government Acts of 1888 and 1894 saw the consolidation of the Victorian local government structure into very much the form which still exists today. The underlying basis of both Acts was the recognition of the town unit — whether designated as borough or urban district — and the provision of separate municipal institutions for this unit. Hence the immediate link between urbanisation and the local government structure, a link which had its roots far earlier in the nineteenth century (with the Borough reforms of 1835 and the sanitary legislation of the 1840s and later); and which can be traced further back into history with the granting of charters and parliamentary representation to the ancient towns.

Keywords

Local Government Rural District County Council Urban District BRITISH Society 
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Sources of Data

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© A. H. Halsey 1972

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  • Bruce Wood

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