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The Poor Relief Act 1601 (43 Eliz 1 c 2) was an Act of the Parliament of England.
Ad hoc is a Latin phrase meaning literally "for this".
Advowson (or "patronage") is the right in English law of a patron (avowee) to present to the diocesan bishop (or in some cases the ordinary if not the same person) a nominee for appointment to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice or church living, a process known as presentation (jus praesentandi, Latin: "the right of presenting").
In the agricultural context, diversification can be regarded as the re-allocation of some of a farm's productive resources, such as land, capital, farm equipment and pices to other farmers and, particularly in richer countries, non-farming activities such as restaurants and shops.
An allotment garden (British English), often called simply an allotment, or a community garden (North America) is a plot of land made available for individual, non-commercial gardening or growing food plants.
Bath and North East Somerset (commonly referred to as BANES or B&NES) is the district of the unitary authority of Bath and North East Somerset Council that was created on 1 April 1996 following the abolition of the county of Avon.
Bath is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths.
Beaumont Chase is a civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Birtley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, in Tyne and Wear, England.
RHS Britain in Bloom is the largest horticultural campaign in the United Kingdom.
The British Armed Forces, also known as Her/His Majesty's Armed Forces, are the military services responsible for the defence of the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and the Crown dependencies.
Brixham is a small fishing town and civil parish in the district of Torbay in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England.
Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a town on the River Trent in East Staffordshire, England, close to the border with Derbyshire.
Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs.), is an East Anglian county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
A cemetery or graveyard is a place where the remains of dead people are buried or otherwise interred.
A chapel of ease (or chapel-of-ease) is a church building other than the parish church, built within the bounds of a parish for the attendance of those who cannot reach the parish church conveniently.
A chapelry was a subdivision of an ecclesiastical parish in England and parts of Lowland Scotland up to the mid 19th century.
A charitable organization or charity is a non-profit organization (NPO) whose primary objectives are philanthropy and social well-being (e.g. charitable, educational, religious, or other activities serving the public interest or common good).
In England and Wales, charter trustees are set up to maintain the continuity of a town charter or city charter after a district with the status of a borough or city has been abolished, until such time as a parish council is established.
Chester (Caer) is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales.
Chester Castle is an area around the castle in Chester.
Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, in South-East England.
The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.
The City of London is a city and county that contains the historic centre and the primary central business district (CBD) of London.
City status in the United Kingdom is granted by the monarch of the United Kingdom to a select group of communities:, there are 69 cities in the United Kingdom – 51 in England, six in Wales, seven in Scotland and five in Northern Ireland.
Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors.
Co-option (also co-optation, sometimes spelled coöption or coöptation) has two common meanings.
The Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) is an advisory non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom Government, established in 1994 to advise the Prime Minister on ethical standards of public life.
A community is a small or large social unit (a group of living things) that has something in common, such as norms, religion, values, or identity.
A community (cymuned) is a division of land in Wales that forms the lowest tier of local government in Wales.
Council Tax is a local taxation system used in England, Scotland and Wales.
A Councillor is a member of a local government council.
The Counties (Detached Parts) Act 1844 (7 & 8 Vict. c. 61), which came into effect on 20 October 1844, was an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom which eliminated many outliers or exclaves of counties in England and Wales for civil purposes.
The counties of England are areas used for the purposes of administrative, geographical, cultural or political demarcation.
Cowley is a village contiguous with the town of Uxbridge in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Daventry (historically) is a market town in Northamptonshire, England, with a population of 25,026.
Direct democracy or pure democracy is a form of democracy in which people decide on policy initiatives directly.
The Dissolution of the Monasteries, sometimes referred to as the Suppression of the Monasteries, was the set of administrative and legal processes between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded monasteries, priories, convents and friaries in England and Wales and Ireland, appropriated their income, disposed of their assets, and provided for their former personnel and functions.
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.
Divided Parishes and Poor Law Amendment Act 1882 was an Act of Parliament in Britain which gave the Local Government Board increased powers relating to dissolving and creating Poor Law Unions.
An election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office.
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603.
Ely is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, about north-northeast of Cambridge and about by road from London.
An enclave is a territory, or a part of a territory, that is entirely surrounded by the territory of one other state.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
In England and Wales, an extra-parochial area, extra-parochial place or extra-parochial district was a geographically defined area considered to be outside any eccelesiastical or civil parish.
Feudalism was a combination of legal and military customs in medieval Europe that flourished between the 9th and 15th centuries.
Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England.
A footpath (also pedestrian way, walking trail, nature trail) is a type of thoroughfare that is intended for use only by pedestrians and not other forms of traffic such as motorized vehicles, cycles, and horses.
Grants are non-repayable funds or products disbursed or gifted by one party (grant makers), often a government department, corporation, foundation or trust, to a recipient, often (but not always) a nonprofit entity, educational institution, business or an individual.
Great Coates is a village and civil parish in North East Lincolnshire, England.
Greater London is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London, as well as a county for the purposes of the lieutenancies.
A hamlet is a small human settlement.
Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 1509 until his death.
Hereford is a cathedral city, civil parish and county town of Herefordshire, England.
Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands of England, governed by Herefordshire Council.
Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire, as well as a historic county of England.
The Isle of Ely is a historic region around the city of Ely in Cambridgeshire, England.
A justice of the peace (JP) is a judicial officer, of a lower or puisne court, elected or appointed by means of a commission (letters patent) to keep the peace.
Knights of the shire (milites comitatus) was the formal title for members of parliament (MPs) representing a county constituency in the British House of Commons, from its origins in the medieval Parliament of England until the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885 ended the practice of each county (or shire) forming a single constituency.
Lancashire (abbreviated Lancs.) is a county in north west England.
Lichfield is a cathedral city and civil parish in Staffordshire, England.
This is a list of cathedrals in England and Wales and the Crown Dependencies of the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and those in the Channel Islands, by country.
This is a list of civil parishes in England split by ceremonial county (see map below).
Until 1844, many of the counties in England and Wales had exclaves or detached parts, entirely surrounded by other counties.
In the United Kingdom, the internal divisions of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland each have a different system of local government.
This is a list of the most populous civil parishes in England.
The Local Government Act 1894 (56 & 57 Vict. c. 73) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales outside the County of London.
The Local Government Act 1972 is an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom that reformed local government in England and Wales on 1 April 1974.
The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 (c 28) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Local Government and Rating Act 1997 (c. 29) allows a community at the village, neighbourhood, town or similar level beneath a district or borough council to demand its own elected parish or town council.
The Localism Act 2011 (c. 20) is an Act of Parliament that changes the powers of local government in England.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
The London boroughs are 32 of the 33 local authority districts of the Greater London administrative area (the 33rd is the City of London).
In British or Irish history, the lordship of a manor is a lordship emanating from the feudal system of manorialism.
A manor in English law is an estate in land to which is incident the right to hold a court termed court baron, that is to say a manorial court.
The manorial courts were the lowest courts of law in England during the feudal period.
Manorialism was an essential element of feudal society.
Martinsthorpe is a civil parish in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England and a deserted village.
In England, the offices of mayor and lord mayor have long been ceremonial posts, with few or no duties attached to them.
Meering is a geographically small civil parish in the Newark and Sherwood district of Nottinghamshire, England.
Methodism or the Methodist movement is a group of historically related denominations of Protestant Christianity which derive their inspiration from the life and teachings of John Wesley, an Anglican minister in England.
Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of subdivisions of England used for the purposes of local government outside Greater London and the Isles of Scilly.
A metropolitan borough is a type of local government district in England, and is a subdivision of a metropolitan county.
Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large townAlthough Milton Keynes was specified to be a city in scale and the term "city" is used locally (inter alia to avoid confusion with its constituent towns), formally this title cannot be used.
A minibus, microbus, or minicoach is a passenger carrying motor vehicle that is designed to carry more people than a multi-purpose vehicle or minivan, but fewer people than a full-size bus.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is the UK Government department for Housing, communities and local government in England.
The mischief rule is one of three rules of statutory interpretation traditionally applied by English courts.
The monarchy of the United Kingdom, commonly referred to as the British monarchy, is the constitutional monarchy of the United Kingdom, its dependencies and its overseas territories.
Municipal boroughs were a type of local government district which existed in England and Wales between 1835 and 1974, in Northern Ireland from 1840 to 1973 and in the Republic of Ireland from 1840 to 2002.
Enfield was a local government district in Middlesex, England from 1850 to 1965.
A neighbourhood (British English), or neighborhood (American English; see spelling differences), is a geographically localised community within a larger city, town, suburb or rural area.
New Frankley in Birmingham is a civil parish in Birmingham, England.
Newland with Woodhouse Moor is a civil parish in the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England, consisting of some open countryside west of Normanton, including Newland Hall.
Non-metropolitan districts, or colloquially "shire districts", are a type of local government district in England.
North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire in England.
Northampton is the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England.
The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is the body responsible for the operation of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) and of other public information services of the United Kingdom.
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.
A parish is a church territorial entity constituting a division within a diocese.
A parish is an administrative division used by several countries.
A parish council is a civil local authority found in England and is the first tier of local government.
A parish meeting, in England, is a meeting to which all the electors in a civil parish are entitled to attend.
A parochial church council (PCC) is the executive committee of a Church of England parish and consists of clergy and churchwardens of the parish, together with representatives of the laity.
A petition is a request to do something, most commonly addressed to a government official or public entity.
The Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 (PLAA), known widely as the New Poor Law, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed by the Whig government of Earl Grey.
A poor law union was a geographical territory, and early local government unit, in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Queen's Park is an affluent area in London located north-west of Charing Cross.
Rates are a type of property tax system in the United Kingdom, and in places with systems deriving from the British one, the proceeds of which are used to fund local government.
A rector is, in an ecclesiastical sense, a cleric who functions as an administrative leader in some Christian denominations.
Ripon is a cathedral city in the Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.
Royal assent or sanction is the method by which a country's monarch (possibly through a delegated official) formally approves an act of that nation's parliament.
Rural districts were a type of local government area – now superseded – established at the end of the 19th century in England, Wales, and Ireland for the administration of predominantly rural areas at a level lower than that of the administrative counties.
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, with a population of 40,302, at the confluence of the rivers Nadder, Ebble, Wylye and Bourne.
Sanitary districts were established in England and Wales in 1875 and in Ireland in 1878.
Southsea is a seaside resort and geographic area, located in Portsmouth at the southern end of Portsea Island, Hampshire, England.
St George Hanover Square was a civil parish in the metropolitan area of London, England.
The Standards Board for England was a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Stanground North was a civil parish in the City of Peterborough, England.
Stanground is a residential area in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom.
A statute is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a city, state, or country.
A street light, light pole, lamppost, street lamp, light standard, or lamp standard is a raised source of light on the edge of a road or path.
Sturston is a deserted village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.
Subsidiarity is a principle of social organization that holds that social and political issues should be dealt with at the most immediate (or local) level that is consistent with their resolution.
Successor parishes are civil parishes with a parish council created by the Local Government Act 1972 in England.
Tetworth is a village in Cambridgeshire, England.
A tithe (from Old English: teogoþa "tenth") is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a contribution to a religious organization or compulsory tax to government.
Todmorden (locally or) is a market town and civil parish in the Upper Calder Valley in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England.
Tottington is a deserted village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.
A town is a human settlement.
Town and country planning in the United Kingdom is the part of English land law which concerns land use planning.
A town council, village council or rural council is a form of local government for small municipalities.
In England, a township (Latin: villa) is a local division or district of a large parish containing a village or small town usually having its own church.
Traffic calming uses physical design and other measures to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Truro (Truru) is a city and civil parish in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.
Tyneham is a ghost village and former civil parish, now in the civil parish of Steeple with Tyneham, in south Dorset, England, near Lulworth on the Isle of Purbeck.
A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by national government or a higher level of sub-national government.
In England, an unparished area is an area that is not covered by a civil parish (a small administrative division of local government, not to be confused with an ecclesiastical parish).
In England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, an urban district was a type of local government district that covered an urbanised area.
A vestry was a committee for the local secular and ecclesiastical government for a parish in England and Wales, which originally met in the vestry or sacristy of the parish church, and consequently became known colloquially as the "vestry".
The Victoria History of the Counties of England, commonly known as the Victoria County History or the VCH, is an English history project which began in 1899 and was dedicated to Queen Victoria with the aim of creating an encyclopaedic history of each of the historic counties of England.
A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town, with a population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand.
A village green is a common open area within a village or other settlement.
A war memorial is a building, monument, statue or other edifice to celebrate a war or victory, or (predominating in modern times) to commemorate those who died or were injured in a war.
Wells is a cathedral city and civil parish in the Mendip district of Somerset, on the southern edge of the Mendip Hills.
Weston-super-Mare is a seaside town in Somerset, England, on the Bristol Channel south west of Bristol between Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.
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