Hipperholme with Brighouse Township meetings

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative / Biographical History

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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Archivist's Note

Output from CAIRS using template 14 and checked by hand on May 8, 2002

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