Place:Preston, Lancashire, England

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NamePreston
Alt namesPrestunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 156
TypeBorough
Coordinates53.758°N 2.703°W
Located inLancashire, England     (1179 - )
See alsoPreston (borough), Lancashire, Englanddistrict municipality in which the borough has been located since 1974
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Preston was a local government district coterminate with the town of Preston in Lancashire, northwest England from 1836 to 1974.

Preston was one of only a few industrial towns in Lancashire to have a functioning corporation in 1835, its charter dating to 1685, and was reformed as a municipal borough by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835.

The Local Government Act 1888 created elected county councils throughout England and Wales. However, any municipal borough with a population of 50,000 or more at the census of 1881 was to be independent of the administration of the county council, with the new status of county borough. Preston, with an 1881 population of 96,532 duly became a county borough on 1 April 1889, outside the jurisdiction of Lancashire County Council.

The county borough was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 and its territory transferred to Lancashire to be combined with Fulwood Urban District and part of Preston Rural District, becoming the new non-metropolitan district of the Borough of Preston.

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