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Carrick District

 • 197371,430[1]
 • 200187,861[2]
 • Origin
 • Created1 April 1974
 • Abolished1 April 2009
 • Succeeded byCornwall unitary authority
ONS code15UC
GovernmentDistrict council
 • HQTruro

 • TypeCivil parishes

Carrick (Cornish: Karrek) was a local government district in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Its council was based in Truro.

The main centres of population, industry and commerce were the city of Truro and the towns of Falmouth/Penryn.

The district was created under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the municipal boroughs of Truro, Falmouth and Penryn, and the Truro Rural District.

It was named after the Carrick Roads, an inlet near Falmouth that the rivers Percuil, Penryn and Fal drain into. The district was abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England on 1 April.


Carrick comprised the following 27 parishes

See also


  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: Carrick". Census 2001. Office for National Statistics. 1 April 2001. Retrieved 5 January 2009.