- Penge Urban District
infobox historic subdivision
Government= Penge Urban District Council
HQ= Anerley Town Hall
Origin= Penge parish
London Borough of Bromley
Penge was a local government district in north west
Kentfrom 1900 to 1965. [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10025771&c_id=10001043 Vision of Britain] - Penge UD ( [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/bound_map_page.jsp?first=true&u_id=10025771&c_id=10001043 historic map] )] It was formed of the civil parishof Penge which included the settlements of Penge, Anerleyand part of Crystal Palace. It was part of the London postal districtand Metropolitan Police District.
It was created an
urban districtin 1900 by the London Government Act 1899; which had made provision for the area to either become part of the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwellor the Metropolitan Borough of Lewishamin the County of London, or to form an urban district in Kent or Surrey. The historic county boundary between Kent and Surrey cut right through the area [ [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=43025 British History Online] - Battersea with Penge Hamlet] and it had previously formed a detached part of the parish of Batterseawhich was transferred from Surrey to the County of London in 1889. [ [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit_page.jsp?u_id=10128985&c_id=10001043 Vision of Britain] - Battersea CP ( [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/bound_map_page.jsp?first=true&u_id=10128985&c_id=10001043 historic map] )]
In 1965 the urban district was abolished by the
London Government Act 1963and its former area was transferred to Greater Londonfrom Kent, to be was combined with that of other districts to form the present-day London Borough of Bromley.
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