Golcar Urban District

The Golcar Urban District was formed at the end of 1894, replacing the Golcar Local Board.

The district was administered by Golcar Urban District Council. The elected urban districts councils replaced Local Boards following the Local Government Act of 1894 and were given increased powers and responsibilities under the Act.

The first meeting of the Golcar Urban District Council took place on Thursday 3 January 1895 in the boardroom of the Cooperative Buildings. William Crowther (J.P.) was appointed as chairman, with William Lockwood appointed as vice-chairman.[1]

Under the Representation of the People Act of 1918, the urban district became part of the Colne Valley Parliamentary Division.[2]

Golcar Urban District was abolished on 1 April 1937 and the area divided as follows (population figures are from the 1931 Census):


The extent of the urban district is show below (based on the 1906 O.S. map):

Notes and References

  1. "Local District Councils: Golcar" in Huddersfield Chronicle (05/Jan/1895).
  2. "Redistribution" in Sheffield Daily Telegraph (05/Oct/1917).