Newsome Local Board

Huddersfield Chronicle (16/Aug/1862)

Newsome Local Board was the local authority body primarily responsible for issues relating to public health in the district of Newsome (in the township of Almondbury) and was formed on 14 August 1862 with an initial membership of 12.

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 Newsome Local Board District was abolished on 7 September 1868 when the hamlet became part of the Almondbury & Newsome Ward within the new Municipal Borough of Huddersfield.

Further Reading

Newsome Local Board District

The extent of the local board district (taken from the early 1890s O.S. maps) is given below. The district is shaded in green and the township of Almondbury is shown in red.