This record is held by Bolton Archives and Local Studies Service

Reference: AB

This collection contains miscellaneous committee and sub-committee minutes books, and abstracts of proceedings

Date: 1838-1974
Held by: Bolton Archives and Local Studies Service, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Extent: 52 Sub fonds
Administrative History:

The Borough of Bolton, which then consisted of the Townships of Great Bolton, Little Bolton part, and the Haulgh district of Tonge-with-Haulgh, was incorporated in 1838, under the Municipal Corporations Act of 1835. It was extended in 1872, when part of Rumworth Township was added, and again in 1877, by the addition of part of Halliwell. The Bolton, Turton, and Westhoughton Extension Act of 1898 enabled the Borough to expand still further, to include most of the surrounding rural and suburban areas. Under the Local Government Act of 1972, Bolton County Borough became a constituent part of Bolton Metropolitan Borough in Greater Manchester County, with effect from 1st April 1974

  • Bolton, Lancashire
  • Bolton, Greater Manchester
Creator Names:
  • Bolton Borough Council
  • Bolton County Borough Council
Related Material:
  • Records of other local authorities which exercised administrative powers within the former County Borough area are available; these include the following:


    Bolton Board of Guardians, 1837 - 1930. List GBO


    Bolton Rural Sanitary Authority later Rural District Council, 1872 - 1898. List AR


    Astley Bridge Local Board of Health later Urban District Council, 1864 - 1898. List AS


    Bolton School Board, 1870 - 1903. List SBB


    Heaton School Board, 1883 - 1898. List SBHe


    Turton & Entwistle Reservoir Commissioners, 1831 - 1863. List UWT


    Bolton Gas Company, 1818 - 1872. List UGB


    Great Bolton Improvement Trustees, 1792 - 1850. List TGB


    Little Bolton Improvement Trustees, 1816 - 1850. List TLB


    Township Records, including Great Bolton, Little Bolton, Halliwell, Middle Hulton, Lostock, etc., various dates. List P


    Several series of family and business records also contain a considerable amount of material relating to the administration of the Borough; most notable are:


    Heywood Papers - correspondence of Robert Heywood, councillor & alderman of Bolton, Mayor 1839-1840, 1800-1868. List ZHE


    Albinson Collection - maps & plans of John Albinson of Bolton, relating to improvement schemes, enclosure, water supply, road construction, etc., 1780 - 1850. List ZAL


    Thompson Collection - maps, plans, estate papers, etc., formerly preserved amongst the archives of Messrs Joseph Jackson & Sons, land agents & surveyors of Bolton, 1800 - 1900. List ZJA

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