RepositoryCheshire Record Office
LevelCollection (Fonds)
TitleCrewe Borough Council
Date19th century-1974
DescriptionMinutes 1877-1974, letter books and files c. 1900-70, yearbooks 1967-73, financial records 1877-1974, rate books and valuation records 1877-1971, housing and public health registers 1920-70, medical officer's reports 1950-72; Fire officer's register of air raid message calls and fires caused 1940-1941. Coppenhall: parish council 1922-36. Portaits of mayors and councillors, Crewe Borough Council late 19th century. Roll of Honour 1914-18 Hightown Council School, Crewe; Registers of planning applications: 4/1/1- 4/1/1657 and 4/1/4711-4/1/5923 1948-1974, plans of town planning schemes 1930s; Plan of central clearance area 1960-1964
Administrative HistoryCrewe was incorporated as a Municipal Borough by a charter granted on 27 April 1877. It originally comprised the rural township of Monks Coppenhall which was administered by the vestry of the ecclesiastical parish of Coppenhall. The property owners and rate payers of Monks Coppenhall decided, in 1859, to adopt the Local Government Act of 1858 an to establish a Local Board of Health, to regulate the growth of the new town and in 1869, it was renamed the Crewe Local Board.

By the Local Government Board’s Provisional Orders Confirmation, 1892, most of Church Coppenhall and small portions of Shavington-cum-Gresty and Wistaston were added. In 1936 the boundaries were extended to include the whole of Church Coppenhall, further portions of Shavington-cum-Gresty and Wistaston, parts of Haslington, Warmingham, Leighton and Woolstanwood. In 1974 Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council was formed with the amalgamation of Nantwich Rural and Urban District Councils and Crewe Borough Council. See LDCRr list for post-1974 records.
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