Civil parish

Eight exclaves of highly anomalous Cowley, all in Hillingdon, then in Middlesex.
The two tiny exclaves of Enfield.
Burial exclave of the 1724-created St George Hanover Square in Paddington. It remains only in the C of E. Used for burials 1763–1852.<ref>It was sold in 1967 to the Utopian Housing Society who built 7 blocks, housing 300 flats and maisonettes, completed in 1973 having communal woodland gardens. Many of the site's mature trees, including a plane about 250 years old and a red oak, were retained; see</ref><ref>{{Cite web|url=|title = St George's Hanover Square}}</ref>
Map of the other main enclaves and exclaves in Middlesex.

Type of administrative parish used for local government.

- Civil parish

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Community (Wales)

Division of land in Wales that forms the lowest tier of local government in Wales.

Welsh communities are analogous to civil parishes in England.

Parish meeting

A parish meeting, in England, is a meeting to which all the electors in a civil parish are entitled to attend.

Districts of England

The districts of England (also known as local authority districts or local government districts to distinguish from unofficial city districts) are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government.

The districts in 2022
The districts in 2022

At the same time, parish-level local government administration was transferred to civil parishes.

Parish (administrative division)

Administrative division used by several countries.

World administrative levels

To distinguish it from an ecclesiastical parish, the term civil parish is used in some jurisdictions, as noted below.

Queen's Park, London

Area located partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Brent.

The Queens Park ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Paddington. Paddington merged into the City of Westminster in 1965.
Victorian houses on Chevening Road in Queen's Park, built around 1899.
The northwest part of Queen's Park
The bandstand in Queen's Park
Imam Khoei Islamic Centre
The Post Office on Salusbury Road

Some of the area within Westminster forms a civil parish, the first to be created in London since the right of communities to establish civil parishes was enacted in 2007.

Board of guardians

Boards of guardians were ad hoc authorities that administered Poor Law in the United Kingdom from 1835 to 1930.

Workhouse ruin near Cahirciveen.

Each civil parish in the union was represented by at least one guardian, with those with larger populations or special circumstances having two or more.

Parish council (England)

Parish councils are civil local authorities found in England which are the lowest tier of local government.

The parishes of England, as of December 2021.
A parish office, Sawtry. Only larger parishes have these.
War Memorial looked after by St Bees Parish Council
Parish council office and hall, Selston
A parish council community centre, Ackworth, West Yorkshire
Samborne village green. Parish councils are quite often the custodians of common land and village greens.
Allotments in the rural village of Jordans, Bucks.
A typical parish notice board, which is the usual "noticeable place" where official notices are posted.
The historic council chamber, Much Wenlock, dating from 1577 and still in use today by the town council

They are elected corporate bodies, with variable tax raising powers, and they carry out beneficial public activities in geographical areas known as civil parishes.

Township (England)

Local division or district of a large parish containing a village or small town usually having its own church.

Township boundary marker at Mungrisdale, Cumbria. The marker has been restored for historical purposes.

The original definition of a civil parish was any place in respect of which a rate could lawfully be levied.

Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland)

Urban district was a type of local government district that covered an urbanised area.

Map of England and Wales, two of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom.

An urban district usually contained a single parish, while a rural district might contain many.


Historic English legal, administrative or territorial unit, originally ten hides .

Hundreds of Cornwall in the early 19th century

Tithings later came to be seen as subdivisions of a manor or civil parish.