Linthwaite Urban District

The Linthwaite Urban District was formed at the end of 1894, replacing the Linthwaite Local Board which had been in existence since January 1861. Linthwaite Urban District Council met for the first time on 31 December 1894, with Walker Dyson appointed as the chairman.[1]

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 Linthwaite Urban District Council took place on Monday 31 December 1894. Walker Dyson was appointed as chairman, with William Hayes appointed the vice-chairman.[2]

Under the Representation of the People Act of 1918, the urban district became part of the Colne Valley Parliamentary Division.[3]

Linthwaite Urban District was abolished on 1 April 1937, with Milnsbridge becoming a new ward in the County Borough of Huddersfield. Local elections were held in advance during March, with William H. Robinson (Conservative), James Lodge (Labour), and J.T. Bower (Liberal) becoming the first councillors for Milnsbridge Ward.[4] Of the former township's 1,323 acres, 999 acres became part of the new Colne Valley Urban District, along with the urban districts of Golcar, Marsden, Scammonden and Slaithwaite.


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

Further Reading

Notes and References

  1. "Local District Councils: Linthwaite" in Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (03/Jan/1895).
  2. "Local District Councils: Linthwaite" in Huddersfield Chronicle (05/Jan/1895).
  3. "Redistribution" in Sheffield Daily Telegraph (05/Oct/1917).
  4. "Local Council Election" in Yorkshire Post (24/Mar/1937).