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Orpington Urban District

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Orpington Urban District

 • 1951/1961 20,842 acres
 • 1939 49,500
 • 1951 63,364
 • 1961 80,293
 • Origin Kent Review Order 1934
 • Created 1934
 • Abolished 1965
 • Succeeded by London Borough of Bromley
Status Urban district
Civil parish
Government Orpington Urban District Council

Orpington was a local government district in northwest Kent from 1934 to 1965 around the town of Orpington, England. It was suburban to London and formed part of the Metropolitan Police District. Most of the former area of the urban district is now part of the London Borough of Bromley in Greater London.


It was created an urban district in 1934 from parts of the abolished districts of Bromley Rural District and Chislehurst Urban District, taking in the entirety of Chelsfield, Cudham, and Knockholt parishes, and most of Farnborough, part of Keston, most of Orpington, most of St Mary Cray, part of St Paul's Cray and part of West Wickham.

The urban district was within the Metropolitan Police District and part of the review area of the Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London.[1] In 1965 it was abolished by the London Government Act 1963 and its former area transferred to Greater London from Kent. Its former area was combined with that of other districts to form the London Borough of Bromley.


  1. ^ Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London: 1957–1960: Report, 1960, HMSO

External links

  • A Vision of Britain - Orpington UD

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