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Old November 27th, 2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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The Metropolitan Police District, 1888

The following imagery, which depicts the geography of the Metropolitan Police District, 1929, is provided, courtesy of Robert Clack.

Rob was kind enough to provide me the image approximately four years ago, and has, since then, probably forgotten where he found it.


Anyway,


The Metropolitan Police District, 1929 (Click Image, to Enlarge in flickr
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Courtesy of Robert Clack

In accordance with the Metropolitan Police Act, 1839, the boundaries of the Metropolitan Police District were expanded, to include all Civil Parishes, any portions of which, lay within twelve miles of Charing Cross, as well as all Civil Parishes, the entireties of which, lay within fifteen miles of Charing Cross.

These boundaries remained intact, until the enactment of the Police Act, 1946.

So, while the Divisional Boundaries may have been altered, at various points in time, between 1840 and 1945 (e.g. in accordance with the formation of J Division, 'Bethnal Green', in 1886), the boundaries of the overall district remained unchanged.

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H Division - 'Whitechapel', Metropolitan Police Force, 1888 (Click Image, to Enlarge in flickr)
Underlying Aerial Imagery: Copyright Google Earth, 2007
Overlying Plots, Labels and Color-Shadings: Copyright Colin C. Roberts, 2010


The Metropolitan Police District, 1929 (Click Image, to Enlarge in flickr)
Underlying Printed/Published Imagery: Courtesy of Robert Clack

The above imagery includes highlights of the following:

- The City of London ('White'): Not a component of the Metropolitan Police District
- H Division, 'Whitechapel' ('Peach')
- 'Metropolitan London', 1888* ('Violet') (Inclusive of the City of London ('White'), and H Division, 'Whitechapel' ('Peach'))

* As defined by the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Board of Works, in accordance with the Metropolis Management Act, 1855


In Accordance with the Census of England & Wales, 1891:

'Greater London', i.e. the City of London Police District and the Metropolitan Police District
- Area: 443,421.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 692.85 Square Miles
- Population: 5,633,806

{The City of London Police District}
- Area: 671.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 1.05 Square Miles
- Population: 37,705

{The Metropolitan Police District}
- Area: 442,750.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 691.80 Square Miles
- Population: 5,596,101

--- {The Administrative County of London (i.e.'Metropolitan London'), Excepting the City of London}
----- Area: 74,771.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 116.83 Square Miles
----- Population: 4,194,413***

--- {The Administrative County of Hertfordshire (In Part)}
----- Area: 35,893.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 56.08 Square Miles
----- Population: 35,492

--- {The Administrative County of Middlesex (In Entirety)}
----- Area: 149,046.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 232.88 Square Miles
----- Population: 560,012

--- {The Administrative County of Essex (In Part)}
----- Area: 60,466.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 94.48 Square Miles
----- Population: 413,679

--- {The Administrative County of Surrey (In Part)}
----- Area: 80,058.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 125.09 Square Miles
----- Population: 295,759

--- {The Administrative County of Kent (In Part)}
----- Area: 42,516.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 66.43 Square Miles
----- Population: 96,746

*** See detail of the population of 'Metropolitan London', as was applicable to the population of the Metropolitan Police District (i.e. excepting the population of the City of London), below.


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The Metropolitan Police District, 1888

Populations, in Accordance with the Census of England & Wales, 1891

'Metropolitan London', County of Middlesex (i.e. North of the River Thames):

Fulham Registration District
- The Parish of St. Paul Hammersmith: 97,239
- The Parish of All Saints Fulham: 91,639

Sub-Total: 188,878

Kennsington Registration District
- The Parish of St. Mary Abbotts Kennsington: 166,308

Chelsea Registration District
- The Parish of St. Luke Chelsea: 96,253

Paddington Registration District
- The Parish of St. James Paddington: 117,846

Hampstead Registration District
- The Parish of St. John at Hampstead: 68,416

St. Pancras Registration District
- The Parish of St. Pancras: 234,379

St. Marylebone Registration District
- The Parish of St. Marylebone: 142,404

St. George Hanover Square Registration District
- The Parish of St. George Hanover Square, Liberty of the City of Westminster: 78,364
- The Combined Parish of St. Margaret & St. John the Evangelist, Liberty of the City of Westminster: 55,539
----- {The Parish of St. Margaret (Detached), Liberty of the City of Westminster: 21,433}
----- {The Parish of St. Margaret, City of Westminster*: ?}
----- {The Parish of St. John the Evangelist, City of Westminster*: ?}
- The Close of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, City of Westminster*: 235

Sub-Total: 134,138

* The City of Westminster, which consisted of the 'base' portion (i.e. the non-detached portion) of the Combined Parish of St. Margaret & St. John the Evangelist, and the Close of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, was situated within the boundaries of the Liberty of the City of Westminster.

Westminster Registration District
- The Parish of St. James Westminster (aka 'St. James Picadilly'), Liberty of the City of Westminster: 24,995
- The Parish of St. Anne Westminster (aka 'St. Anne Soho'), Liberty of the City of Westminster: 12,317

Sub-Total: 37,312

Strand Registration District
- The Parish of St. Martin in the Fields, Liberty of the City of Westminster: 14,616
- The Parish of St. Paul Covent Garden, Liberty of the City of Westminster: 2,142
- The Parish of St. Clement Danes: 8,492
----- {The Parish of St. Clement Danes, Liberty of the City of Westminster: ?}
----- {The Parish of St. Clement Danes, Liberty of the Savoy: ?}
- The Liberty of the Rolls: 421
- The Precinct of the Savoy, Liberty of the Savoy: 201
- The Parish of St. Mary le Strand, Liberty of the Savoy: 1,549
- The Middle Temple, City of London*: 95

Sub-Total: 27,516

* The Middle Temple was situated within the boundaries of the City of London. It was a component of the Municipality of the City of London, and accordingly fell within the jurisdiction, of the City of London Police Force. Its population, therefore, was not applicable to that of the Metropolitan Police District.

Sub-Total; as was Applicable to the Population of the Metropolitan Police District: 27,421

Islington Registration District
- The Parish of St. Mary Islington: 319,143

St. Giles Registration District
- The Combined Parish of St. Giles in the Fields & St. George Bloomsbury: 39,782
----- {The Parish of St. Giles in the Fields: ?}
----- {The Parish of St. George Bloomsbury: ?}

Holborn Registration District
- The Combined Parish of St. Andrew Holborn ('above the Bars') & St. George the Martyr: 26,228
----- {The Parish of St. Andrew Holborn*: ?}
--------- {{The Parish of St. Andrew Holborn, County of Middlesex (i.e. 'above the Bars'): ?}}
--------- {{The Parish of St. Andrew Holborn, City of London (i.e. 'below the Bars'): Not Applicable}}
----- {The Parish of St. George the Martyr: ?}
- Gray's Inn: 253
- Furnival's Inn: 121
----- {Furnival's Inn, County of Middlesex: 97}
----- {Furnival's Inn, City of London**: 24}
- Lincoln's Inn: 27
- Staple Inn: 21
----- {Staple Inn, County of Middlesex: 18}
----- {Staple Inn, City of London**: 3}
- The Liberty of Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden, Ely Rents, and Ely Place: 4,506
- The Combined Parish of St. James Clerkenwell & St. John Clerkenwell: 66,216
----- {The Parish of St. James Clerkenwell: ?}
----- {The Parish of St. John Clerkenwell: ?}
- The Parish of St. Sepulchre ('without Newgate')***: 1,972
----- {The Parish of St. Sepulchre ('without Newgate'), County of Middlesex: 1,972}
----- {The Parish of St. Sepulchre ('without Newgate'), City of London: Not Applicable}
- The Charter House: 136
- The Parish of St. Luke: 42,440

Sub-Total: 141,920

** The portions of Furnival's Inn (24), and Staple Inn (3), that were situated within the boundaries of the City of London, were components of the Municipality of the City of London, and accordingly fell within the jurisdiction, of the City of London Police Force. Their respective populations, therefore, were not applicable to the population of the Metropolitan Police District.

Sub-Total; as was Applicable to the Population of the Metropolitan Police District: 141,893

* The Civil Parish of St. Andrew Holborn ('above the Bars'), County of Middlesex (?), i.e. that portion of the Ancient Parish of St. Andrew Holborn that extended beyond the boundaries of the City of London, into the County of Middlesex, was the only portion, of the Ancient Parish, for which the population was applicable to either the Holborn Registration District, or the Metropolitan Police District.

*** The Civil Parish of St. Sepulchre ('without Newgate'), County of Middlesex (1,972), i.e. that portion of the Ancient Parish of St. Sepulchre ('without Newgate') that extended beyond the boundaries of the City of London, into the County of Middlesex, was the only portion, of the Ancient Parish, for which the population was applicable to either the Holborn Registration District, or the Metropolitan Police District.


City of London Registration District
- The Liberty of Glasshouse Yard*: 779

* The Liberty of Glasshouse Yard originally constituted the portion of the Ancient Parish of St. Botolph without Aldersgate that extended beyond the boundaries of the City of London, into the County of Middlesex. Interestingly, it was included within the Civil Parish of St. Botolph without Aldersgate, City of London Registration District, in accordance with the Census of England & Wales, 1891; even though it was not a component of the Municipality of the City of London, and accordingly did not fall within the jurisdiction, of the City of London Police Force. Its population, nonetheless, was applicable to that of the Metropolitan Police District.

Hackney Registration District
- The Parish of St. Mary Stoke Newington: 30,936
- The Parish of St. John at Hackney: 198,606

Sub-Total: 229,542

Shoreditch Registration District
- The Parish of St. Leonard Shoreditch: 124,009

Bethnal Green Registration District
- The Parish of St. Matthew Bethnal Green: 129,132

Whitechapel Registration District
- The Liberty of Norton Folgate: 1,449
- The Old Artillery Ground: 2,138
- The Parish of Christ Church Spitalfields: 22,859
- The Hamlet of Mile End New Town: 11,303
- The Parish of Holy Trinity ('Minories'): 301
- The Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel: 32,326
----- {The Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel, County of Middlesex: 32,284}
----- {The Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel, City of London*: 42}
- The Liberty of Her Majesty's Tower of London: 933
----- {The Liberty of the Tower: 0}
----- {The Precinct of Old Tower Without: 65}
----- {The Tower: 868}
- The Precinct of St. Katherine: 182
- The Parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate**: 2,971
----- {The Parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate, County of Middlesex: 2,971}
----- {The Parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate, City of London: Not Applicable}

Sub-Total: 74,462

* The portion of the Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel that was situated within the boundaries of the City of London, was a component of the Municipality of the City of London, and accordingly fell within the jurisdiction, of the City of London Police Force. Its population, therefore, was not applicable to that of the Metropolitan Police District.

Sub-Total; as was Applicable to the Population of the Metropolitan Police District:
74,420

** The Civil Parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate, County of Middlesex (2,971), i.e. that portion of the Ancient Parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate that extended beyond the boundaries of the City of London, into the County of Middlesex, was the only portion, of the Ancient Parish, for which the population was applicable to either the Whitechapel Registration District, or the Metropolitan Police District.

Mile End Old Town Registration District
- The Hamlet of Mile End Old Town: 107,592

St. George in the East Registration District
- The Parish of St. George in the East: 45,795

Stepney Registration District
- The Parish of St. John of Wapping: 2,123
- The Parish of St. Paul Shadwell: 8,123
- The Hamlet of Ratcliff: 14,928
- The Parish of St. Anne Limehouse: 32,202

Sub-Total: 57,376

Poplar Registration District
- The Parish of St. Mary Stratford Bow: 40,365
- The Parish of Bromley St. Leonard: 70,000
- The Parish of All Saints Poplar: 56,383

Sub-Total: 166,748

Sub-Total;'Metropolitan London', County of Middlesex (i.e. North of the River Thames), as was Applicable to the Population of the Metropolitan Police District***: 2,649,566

*** "as was Applicable to the Population of the Metropolitan Police District", i.e. ...

Inclusive of:
- The Liberty of Glasshouse Yard, County of Middlesex (City of London Registration District): 779

Exclusive of:
- The Middle Temple, City of London (Strand Registration District): 95
- Furnival's Inn, City of London (Holborn Registration District): 24
- Staple Inn, City of London (Holborn Registration District): 3
- The Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel, City of London (Whitechapel Registration District): 42

~~~

'Metropolitan London', Counties of Surrey and Kent (i.e. South of the River Thames):

Wandsworth Registration District
- The Parish of St. Mary Putney: 17,771
- The Parish of All Saints Wandsworth: 46,717
- The Parish of St. Mary Battersea: 150,558
- The Parish of Holy Trinity Clapham: 43,698
- The Parish of St. Leonard Streatham: 42,972
- The Parish of St. Nicholas Tooting Graveney: 5,784

Sub-Total: 307,500

Lambeth Registration District
- The Parish of St. Mary Lambeth: 275,203

St. Saviour Registration District
- The Parish of Christ Church, Borough of Southwark: 13,264
- The Parish of St. Saviour, Borough of Southwark: 13,913
- The Parish of St. George the Martyr, Borough of Southwark: 59,712
- The Parish of St. Mary Newington: 115,804

Sub-Total: 202,693

St. Olave Registration District
- The Parish of St. Olave, Borough of Southwark: 2,159
- The Parish of St. Thomas, Borough of Southwark: 752
- The Parish of St. John Horselydown, Borough of Southwark: 9,812
- The Parish of St. Mary Magdalen Bermondsey: 84,682
- The Parish of St. Mary Rotherhithe: 39,255

Sub-Total: 136,660

Camberwell Registration District
- The Parish of St. Giles Camberwell: 235,344

Croydon Registration District
- The Hamlet of Penge: 20,375

Greenwich Registration District
- The Parish of St. Paul Deptford: 101,286
- The Parish of St. Nicholas Deptford: 6,887
- The Parish of St. Alphege Greenwich: 57,240

Sub-Total: 165,413

Lewisham Registration District
- The Parish of St. Mary Lewisham: 72,272
- The Parish of St. Margaret Lee: 16,381
- The Parish of St. John the Baptist Eltham: 5,682

Sub-Total: 94,335

Woolwich Registration District
- The Parish of St. Luke Charlton ('next Woolwich'): 11,742
- The Parish of St. James Kidbrooke: 2,298
- The Parish of St. Mary Magdalen Woolwich: 40,848
- The Parish of St. Nicholas Plumstead: 52,436

Sub-Total: 107,324

Sub-Total;'Metropolitan London', Counties of Surrey and Kent (i.e. South of the River Thames), as was Applicable to the Population of the Metropolitan Police District: 1,544,847

Total;'Metropolitan London', Counties of Middlesex, Surrey, and Kent, as was Applicable to the Population of the Metropolitan Police District***: 4,194,413

*** "as was Applicable to the Population of the Metropolitan Police District", i.e. ...

Inclusive of:
- The Liberty of Glasshouse Yard, County of Middlesex (City of London Registration District): 779

Exclusive of:
- The Middle Temple, City of London (Strand Registration District): 95
- Furnival's Inn, City of London (Holborn Registration District): 24
- Staple Inn, City of London (Holborn Registration District): 3
- The Parish of St. Mary Whitechapel, City of London (Whitechapel Registration District): 42


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The map of the Metropolitan Police District, 1929, is from Scotland Yard and the Metropolitan Police by J. F. Moylan, C.B., C.B.E., London, G. P. Putnam's Sons Ltd., 1929, between pp. 78-79.
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The map of the Metropolitan Police District, 1929, is from Scotland Yard and the Metropolitan Police by J. F. Moylan, C.B., C.B.E., London, G. P. Putnam's Sons Ltd., 1929, between pp. 78-79.
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The Metropolitan Police District, 1888

The following imagery, which depicts the geography of the Metropolitan Police District, 1929, is provided, courtesy of Robert Clack.

Rob was kind enough to provide me the image approximately four years ago, and has, since then, probably forgotten where he found it.

Didn't you find it?

Anyway this is from abut 1912



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The following depiction, of the Metropolitan Police District, was recently brought to my attention, by Rob Clack.


The Metropolitan Police District; as Depicted in Bacon's Large Scale Atlas of London & Suburbs, 1912 (Click Image, to Enlarge in flickr)
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The Metropolitan Police District, and the City of London Police District, 1888 (Red Outline); 'Metropolitan London', 1888 (Navy Outline) (Click Image, to Enlarge in flickr)

In Accordance with the Census of England & Wales, 1891:

'Greater London', i.e. the Metropolitan Police District and the City of London Police District (Red Outline)
- Area: 443,421.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 692.85 Square Miles
- Population: 5,633,806
- Population Density: 8,131 Persons per Square Mile

- {The Metropolitan Police District}
--- Area: 442,750.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 691.80 Square Miles
--- Population: 5,596,101
--- Population Density: 8,089 Persons per Square Mile

- {The City of London Police District}
--- Area: 671.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 1.05 Square Miles
--- Population: 37,705
--- Population Density: 35,910 Persons per Square Mile

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'Metropolitan London'*, i.e. The Administrative County of London (Inclusive of the City of London) (Navy Outline)
- Area: 74,771.00 Statute Acres, i.e. Approximately 117.88 Square Miles
- Population: 4,232,118
- Population Density: 35,902 Persons per Square Mile

* As Defined, in 1888, by the Boundaries of Jurisdiction, of the Metropolitan Board of Works
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Am I right in thinking that the whole of Hanbury Street from Commercial Street through to Bakers Row was in H division in 1888?
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