Copy of the minutes of the Hipperholme with Brighouse townships meetings, in the possession of Brighouse Corporation, copied in 1929. The meetings' main concerns were poor relief, roads and local tax assessment.
Hipperholme with Brighouse Township meetings
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Townships formed the smallest unit of government. In many parts of England parishes formed a single township, but in districts where parishes were large e.g. the Pennines, they were subdivided into townships. In the 16th century townships or civil parishes were given responsibility for the poor and the highways. They were also units of taxation. Townships survived until the creation of Urban and Rural District Councils in the late 19th century.
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Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002
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