Kerrier

Kerrier (Cornish: Keryer) was a local government district in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It was the most southerly district in the United Kingdom, other than the Isles of Scilly. Its council was based in Camborne (50.214°N 5.297°W / 50.214; -5.297). Other towns in the district included Redruth and Helston. The district also contained the Lizard Peninsula.

Kerrier District

Population
  197378,080[1]
  200192,536[2]
History
  Origin
  Created1 April 1974
  Abolished1 April 2009
  Succeeded byCornwall unitary authority
StatusDistrict
ONS code15UD
GovernmentDistrict council
  HQCamborne

Subdivisions
  TypeCivil parishes

Kerrier is named after one of the ancient administrative Hundreds of Cornwall, Kerrier, which covered broadly the same area, but did not have a coast on the north.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, as a merger of the borough of Helston, the urban district of Camborne-Redruth and Kerrier Rural District. On 25 July 2007, Cornwall County Council's bid for unitary authority status was accepted by the government. Kerrier District Councl was abolished on 1 April 2009 as part of structural changes to local government in England.

Cornish musician Luke Vibert has released a number of albums and singles under the alias Kerrier District, as a nod to New York musicians Metro Area and a tribute to the place where he grew up.

References

  1. Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 38. ISBN 0-11-750847-0.
  2. "Census 2001: Kerrier". Census 2001. Office for National Statistics. 2001-04-01. Retrieved 2009-01-05.
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