County Court Districts Order, 1949

Cited as:SI 2058/1949
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved

1949No. 2058 (L. 23)


[See also ADOPTION OF CHILDREN, p. 1 above.]


The County Court Districts Order, 1949



I, William Allen Viscount Jowitt, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, in exercise of the powers conferred upon me by section 2 of the County Courts Act, 1934(a) and of all other powers enabling me in this behalf, do hereby order as follows:—

1.—(1) The district of every county court mentioned in the first column of the First Schedule hereto shall consist of the civil parishes or parts of civil parishes mentioned in the third column of the said schedule opposite the name of that court.

(2) The district of every county court mentioned in the first column of the Second Schedule hereto shall consist of the area described in the second column of the said schedule opposite the name of that court.

(3) References in the said First and Second Schedules to any borough, urban or rural district, or civil parish are references to that borough, urban or rural district, or civil parish as constituted on the first day of October, 1949.

2.—(1) The County Courts (Districts) Order in Council, 1899(b), so far as unrevoked, and the County Court Districts Order, 1938(c), and all Orders amending the same, are hereby revoked.

(2) This Order may be cited as the County Court Districts Order, 1949, and shall come into operation on the first day of December, 1949.

Jowitt, C.

Dated the second day of November, 1949.

This Order, so far as it relates to any county court held for a Duchy of Lancaster district, is made with my consent.

Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

(a) 24 & 25 Geo. 5. c. 53.

(b) S.R. & O. 1899 No. 178 (S.R. & O. Rev. III, p. 1).

(c) S.R. & O. 1938 (No. 470) I, p. 706; and see S.R. & O. 1939 (No. 216) I, p. 464, (No. 1210) I, p. 465; (No. 1601) I, p. 466; S.R. & O. 1940 (No. 1657) I, p. 208; (No. 1980) I, p. 209; S.R. & O. 1941 (No. 176) I, p. 130; S.R. & O. 1942 (No. 748) I, p. 89, (No. 2309) I, p. 91; S.R. & O. 1943 (No. 1283) I, p. 118; S.R. & O. 1944 (No. 113) I, p. 46, (No. 1260) I, p. 48; S.R. & O. 1945 (No. 741) I, p. 130; (No. 1603) I, p. 131; S.R. & O. 1946 (No. 413) I, p. 303, (No. 2050) I, p. 304; S.R. & O. 1947 (No. 913) I, p. 360, (No. 1759) I, p. 361 (No. 2262) I, p. 362; S.I. 1948 (No. 874) I, p. 581, (No. 1367) I, p. 579, (No. 2165) I, p. 580, (No. 2674) I, p. 582; S.I. 1949 Nos. 38, 1752, 1757, 1825 and 2029.



 Circuit number Boroughs, urban and rural Constitution of court district
                 and name of districts included in court by civil parishes
                 court district
                20. BEDFORD Ampthill Urban District Ampthill
                 Ampthill Rural District Clophill, Lidlington
                 (part). Cranfield, Marston
                 Other part in Bletchley Eversholt, Moretaine
                 and Leighton Buzzard, Flitton, Maulden
                 (Bucks.), Hitchin (Herts.) Flitwick, Millbrook
                 and Luton County Court Haynes, Pulloxhill
                 Districts. Houghton Ridgmont,
                 Conquest, Silsoe,
                 Bedford Municipal Borough Bedford.
                 Bedford Rural District (part). Biddenham, Milton Ernest,
                 Other part in Biggleswade, Bletsoe, Oakley,
                 Oundle and Thrapston Bolnhurst and Odell,
                 (Northants.) and Welling- Keysoe, Pavenham,
                 borough (Northants.) Bromham, Pertenhall,
                 County Court Districts. Cardington, Ravensden,
                 Carlton and Renhold,
                 Chellington, Risley,
                 Clapham, Roxton,
                 Colmworth, Sharnbrook,
                 Cople, Stagsden,
                 Eastcotts, Stevington,
                 Elstow, Stewartby,
                 Felmersham, Swineshead,
                 Great Barford, Thurleigh.
                 Harrold, Turvey,
                 Kempston Wilden,
                 Rural, Willington,
                 Knotting and Wilshamstead,
                 Souldrop, Wootton.
                 Kempston Urban District Kempston.
                 Newport Pagnell Rural Dis- Astwood,
                 trict (part). Hardmead.
                 Other part in Bletchley
                 and Leighton Buzzard
                 (Bucks.) and Northamp-
                 ton (Northants.) County
                 Court Districts.
                35. BIGGLES- Bedford Rural District (part) Eaton Socon,
                 WADE Other part in Bedford, Little Barford.
                 Oundle and Thrapston
                 (Northants.) and Welling-
                 borough (Northants.)
                 County Court Districts.
                 Biggleswade Urban District Biggleswade.
                 Biggleswade Rural District Arlesey, Langford,
                 Astwick, Meppershall,
                 Blunham, Moggerhanger,
                 Campton, Northill,
                 Chicksands Old Warden,
                 Priory, Potton,
                 Clifton, Shefford,
                 Cockayne Southill,
                 Hatley, Stotfold,
                 Dunton, Sutton,
                 Edworth, Tempsford,
                 Everton, Upper Stondon,
                 Eyeworth, Wrestlingworth.
                 Hitchin Rural District (part) Hinxworth.
                 Other part in Hitchin
                 (Herts.) and Royston
                 (Herts.) County Court
                 St. Neots Rural District (part) Abbotsley,
                 Other part in Huntingdon Great
                 (Hunts.) and Oundle and Gransden,
                 Thrapston (Northants.) Tetworth,
                 County Court Districts. Waresley.
                 Sandy Urban District. Sandy.
                 South Cambridgeshire Rural East Hatley,
                 District (part). Gamlingay,
                 Other part in Cambridge Hatley
                 (Cambs.), Newmarket St. George,
                 (Suffolk), Royston Little
                 (Herts.) and Saffron Gransden,
                 Walden (Essex) County Tadlow.
                 Court Districts.
                35. LUTON Ampthill Rural District Harlington,
                 (part). Tingrith,
                 Other part in Bedford, Westoning.
                 Bletchley and Leighton
                 Buzzard (Bucks.) and
                 Hitchin (Herts.) County
                 Court Districts.
                 Dunstable Municipal Dunstable.
                 Hemel Hempstead Rural Dis- Markyate.
                 trict (part).
                 Other part in Chesham
                 (Bucks.), St. Albans
                 (Herts.) and Watford
                 (Herts.) County Court
                 Luton Municipal Borough Luton.
                 Luton Rural District (part). Barton in the Streatley with
                 Other part in Bletchley Clay, Sharpenhoe,
                 and Leighton Buzzard Caddington, Studham,
                 (Bucks.) County Court Chalgrave, Sundon,
                 District. Houghton Toddington,
                 Regis, Totternhoe,
                 Hyde, Whipsnade.
                52. HUNGER- Hungerford Rural District. Combe, Kintbury,
                 FORD East Garston, Lambourn,
                 East Shefford, West Shefford,
                 Hungerford, West Woodhay.
                 Marlborough and Ramsbury Aldbourne, Ham,
                 Rural District (part). Baydon, Little Bedwyn,
                 Other part in Marlborough Buttermere, Ramsbury,
                 (Wilts.) County Court Chilton Foliat, Shalbourne,
                 District. Froxfield, Tidcombe
                 Grafton, and Fosbury.
                 Great Bedwyn,
                52. NEWBURY Bradfield Rural District (part) Aldermaston, Stanford
                 Other part in Reading and Bucklebury, Dingley,
                 Wallingford County Frilsham, Yattendon.
                 Court Districts.
                 Kingsclere and Whitchurch Ashmansworth, Highclere,
                 Rural District (part). Burghclere, Kingsclere,
                 Other part in Andover East Woodhay, Litchfield and
                 (Hants.) and Basingstoke Ecchinswell Woodcott,
                 (Hants.) County Court and Newtown.
                 Districts. Sydmonton,
                 Newbury Municipal Borough Newbury.
                 Newbury Rural District. Boxford, Midgham,
                 Brimpton, Shaw cum
                 Chieveley, Donnington,
                 Cold Ash, Speen,
                 Enborne, Thatcham,
                 Greenham, Wasing,
                 Hamstead Welford,
                 Marshall, Winterbourne,
                 Leckhampstead, Woolhampton.
                 Wantage Rural District (part) Beedon, Hermitage,
                 Other part in Wallingford Hampstead Peasemore.
                 and Wantage County Norris,
                 Court Districts.
                36. READING Bradfield Rural District (part) Ashampstead, Sulhamstead,
                 Other part in Newbury Basildon, Sulhamstead
                 and Wallingford County Beech Hill, Bannister,
                 Court Districts. Beenham, Theale,
                 Bradfield, Tidmarsh,
                 Burghfield, Tilehurst,
                 Englefield, Ufton Nervet,
                 Grazeley, Wokefield,
                 Padworth, Saltney Mead
                 Pangbourne, (common to
                 Purley, the civil par-
                 Stratfield ishes of Pur-
                 Mortimer, ley and Sul-
                 Sulham, ham).
                 Cookham Rural District Hurley.
                 Other part in High
                 Wycombe (Bucks.) and
                 Windsor (Berks.) County
                 Court Districts.
                 Easthampstead Rural Dis- Binfield, Sandhurst,
                 trict (part). Crowthorne, Warfield.
                 Other part in Windsor Easthampstead,
                 County Court District.
                 Henley Rural District (part). Badgemore, Pishill with
                 Other part in Wallingford Bix, Stonor,
                 County Court District. Eye and Rotherfield
                 Dunsden, Greys,
                 Harpsden, Rotherfield
                 Kidmore End, Peppard,
                 Mapledurham, Shiplake,
                 Nettlebed, Swyncombe,
                 Henley on Thames Municipal Henley on Thames.
                 Reading County Borough. Reading.
                 Wokingham Municipal Wokingham
                 Borough. Within,
                 Wokingham Rural District. Arborfield Sonning Town,
                 and Newland, Swallowfield,
                 Barkham, Twyford,
                 Earley, Wargrave,
                 Finchampstead, Winnersh,
                 Hurst Wokingham,
                 St. Nicholas, Without,
                 Remenham, Woodley and
                 Ruscombe, Sandford.
                 Wycombe Rural District Fawley, Medmenham.
                 (part). Hambleden,
                 Other part in Aylesbury
                 (Bucks.) and High
                 Wycombe (Bucks.)
                 County Court Districts.
                36. WALLING- Bradfield Rural District Streatley.
                 FORD (part).
                 Other part in Newbury
                 and Reading County
                 Court Districts.
                 Bullingdon Rural District Benson, Dorchester,
                 (part). Berrick Salome, Drayton
                 Other part in Oxford Brightwell St. Leonard,
                 (Oxon.) and Thame Baldwin, Ewelme,
                 (Oxon.) County Court Britwell, Newington,
                 Districts. Cuxham with Stadhampton,
                 Easington, Warborough.
                 Henley Rural District (part). Checkendon, Ipsden,
                 Other part in Reading Crowmarsh, Nuffield,
                 County Court District. Goring, South Stoke.
                 Wallingford Municipal Wallingford.
                 Wallingford Rural District Aston Tirrold, Cholsey,
                 Aston Upthorpe, Didcot,
                 Brightwell-cum- East
                 Sotwell, Hagbourne,
                 Little North Moreton,
                 Wittenham, South Moreton,
                 Long West
                 Wittenham, Hagbourne.
                 Wantage Rural District (part). Blewbury,
                 Other part in Newbury Upton.
                 and Wantage County
                 Court Districts.
                36. WANTAGE Faringdon Rural District Balking, Kingston Lisle,
                 (part). Buckland, Pusey,
                 Other part in Oxford Charney Shellingford,
                 (Oxon.) and Swindon Bassett, Stanford
                 (Wilts.) County Court Great in the Vale,
                 Districts. Faringdon, Uffington,
                 Hatford, Woolstone.
                 Wantage Urban District. Wantage.
                 Wantage Rural District (part). Aldworth, Fawley,
                 Other part in Newbury Ardington, Goosey,
                 and Wallingford County Brightwalton, Grove,
                 Court Districts. Catmore, Harwell,
                 Chaddleworth, Letcombe
                 Childrey, Bassett,
                 Chilton, Letcombe
                 Compton, Regis,
                 Denchworth, Lockinge,
                 East Challow, Sparsholt,

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