Lindley-cum-Quarmby Local Board

Huddersfield Chronicle (24/Mar/1860)

Lindley-cum-Quarmby Local Board (sometimes shortened to Lindley Local Board) was the local authority body primarily responsible for issues relating to public health in the township of Lindley-cum-Quarmby and was formed on 16 March 1860 with an initial elected membership of twelve.

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 final meeting of Lindley-cum-Quarmby Local Board took place on Wednesday 2 September 1868.[1]

The Lindley-cum-Quarmby Local Board District was abolished on 7 September 1868 when the township became an individual ward within the new Municipal Borough of Huddersfield.

Further Reading

Lindley-cum-Quarmby Local Board District

The extent of the local board district is given below.[2]

Notes and References

  1. "Lindley: Meeting of the Local Board" in Huddersfield Chronicle (05/Sep/1868).
  2. The boundary was taken from the 1868 Parliamentary Boundary map held by the Huddersfield Local History Library.