District councils

Our holdings for district councils are prefixed with the letters DC.

Urban and rural district councils were created under the Local Government Act of 1894.

Rural districts were based on the areas of existing rural sanitary districts, which had been created in 1875.

Sanitary districts were themselves based on the poor law unions.

Records of the sanitary districts can be found in the UDC and RDC records.

All UDCs and RDCs were abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act of 1972.

  • Cromer Urban District Council, 1876-1971 ( DC 1)
  • Depwade Rural District Council, 1615-1974 ( DC 2)
  • St Faith's and Aylsham Rural District Council, 1836-1974 ( DC 3)
  • Loddon Rural District Council, 1716-1974 ( DC 4)
  • Forehoe and Henstead Rural District Council, 1895-1974 ( DC 5)
  • Diss Urban District Council, 1836-1974 ( DC 6)
  • Mitford and Launditch Rural District Council, 1875-1974 ( DC 7)
  • Thetford Rural District Council, 1895-1937 ( DC 8)
  • Wayland Rural District Council, 1889-1974 ( DC 9)
  • Swaffham Rural District Council, 1895-1974 ( DC 10)
  • Wymondham Urban District Council, 1925-1974 ( DC 11)
  • East Dereham Urban District Council, 1623-1981 ( DC 12)
  • Erpingham Rural District Council, 1873-1974 ( DC 13)
  • Swaffham Urban District Council, 1850-1974 ( DC 14)
  • Blofield and Flegg Rural District Council, 1904-1974 ( DC 15)
  • Hunstanton Urban District Council, 1838-1974 ( DC 16)
  • Docking Rural District Council, 1892-1974 ( DC 17)
  • Wells Urban District Council, 1826-1974 ( DC 18)
  • Walsingham Rural District Council, 1873-1974 ( DC 19)
  • Sheringham Urban District Council, 1901-1974 ( DC 20)
  • North Walsham Urban District Council, 1876-1974 ( DC 21)
  • Smallburgh Rural District Council, 1872-1974 ( DC 22)
  • Downham Market Urban District Council, 1835 ( DC 23)
  • Freebridge Lynn Rural District Council, 1931-1935 ( DC 24)
  • Downham Rural District Council, 1894-1974 ( DC 25)
  • Marshland Rural District Council, 1895-1974 ( DC 26)
  • Breckland District Council, 1595-2001 ( DC 40)
  • Broadland District Council, 1939-2001 ( DC 41)
  • North Norfolk District Council, late 19th century-2001 ( DC 42)
  • South Norfolk District Council, 1974-2001 ( DC 43)
  • Great Yarmouth Borough Council, 1974-1991 ( DC 44)