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.
Golcar Urban District was abolished on 1 April 1937 and the area divided as follows (population figures are from the 1931 Census):
- 1,443 acres allocated to the new Colne Valley Urban District — population 7,875
- 150 acres allocated to the enlarged County Borough of Huddersfield — population 1,937
The extent of the urban district is show below (based on the 1906 O.S. map):
Notes and References
- "Local District Councils: Golcar" in Huddersfield Chronicle (05/Jan/1895).
- "Redistribution" in Sheffield Daily Telegraph (05/Oct/1917).