Scammonden Local Board

Huddersfield Chronicle (19/Jul/1862)

Scammonden Local Board was the local authority body primarily responsible for issues relating to public health in the township of Scammonden and was formed on 10 July 1862 with a membership of nine.

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.

Scammonden Local Board was abolished (likely towards the end of 1894) and superseded by Scammonden Urban District Council.