Westminster City was formed in 1900 out of the parishes of St Anne Soho, St Clement Danes, St George Hanover Square, St James Piccadilly, St Margaret Westminster, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St Mary le Strand, St Paul Covent Garden, the Precinct of the Savoy and the Liberty of the Rolls.
In 1965 the Borough of St Marylebone and Paddington Borough Council were added to the City of Westminster.
The Borough of St Marylebone was created out of the former parish Vestry in November 1900. Many of the series of minutes and accounts continued almost unchanged during this transition period. The boundaries of St Marylebone were, however, revised at this date. They remained unchanged along Oxford Street, Edgware Road and Maida Vale but various minor alterations were made to the northern and eastern boundaries.
St Marylebone became part of the City of Westminster in April 1965.
Paddington Borough Council was created in November 1900 out of the former parish Vestry. As with Marylebone, many of the series of minutes and accounts continue almost unchanged with the same minute book being used before and after November 1900. Boundaries were revised; the most important change was that Queen's Park, previously part of the detached portion of the parish of Chelsea, became part of Paddington. A number of other alterations were made to the boundary with Kensington.
Paddington became part of the City of Westminster in April 1965.
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