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Hepworth Local Board

Hepworth Local Board was the local authority body primarily responsible for issues relating to public health in the Township of Hepworth.

Typically elected by local rate payers and property owners, Local Boards were formed following the Public Health Act 1848 and the subsequent Local Government Act 1858, and had responsibility for the oversight of sewers, water supplies, public toilets, street cleaning, slaughterhouses, pavements, and burial grounds within their district.

The Local Board was superseded by the short-lived Hepworth Urban District Council, which was then amalgamated with Scholes and Fulstone Urban District Councils to become the New Mill Urban District Council by the end of 1895.

Hepworth Local Board District

The district covered by the Local Board (shaded green), as shown on the 1892 O.S. maps, covered most of the Civil Parish of Hepworth. The district also included detached areas of land in the townships of Wooldale (about 110 acres) and Fulstone (½ acre).

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Hepworth Local Board

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This page was last modified on 29 March 2017 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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