Marsden Local Board

Marsden Local Board was the local authority body primarily responsible for issues relating to public health in the township of Marsden-in-Huddersfield and was formed in 1882 when the two previously separate local boards for Marsden-in-Almondbury and Marsden-in-Huddersfield were merged.

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 first meeting of the new board being held on Monday 2 October 1882.

Marsden Local Board was abolished towards the end of 1894 and was superseded by Marsden Urban District Council.