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Dates of city incorpration - when cities received their city status

This is a list of dates when the places now deemed to be cities in the United Kingdom received their charters of incorporation and assumed official city status. Note that some cities have no date listed as their city status predates any known historical record. Also note that the date given is when they officially became cities and is not the same as the date when the settlement began. Most of these cities existed as villages or towns for thousands of years before they were awarded city status.
CityYear of Incorporation
Preston2002
Newport2002
Stirling2002
Lisburn2002
Newry2002
Brighton2000
Wolverhampton2000
Inverness2000
St Davids1994
Armagh1994
Sunderland1992
Derby1977
Swansea1969
Southampton1964
Cambridge1951
Plymouth1928
Portsmouth1926
Salford1926
Stoke-on-Trent1925
Cardiff1905
Bradford1897
Nottingham1897
Sheffield1893
Aberdeen1891
Birmingham1889
Dundee1889
Wakefield1888
Belfast1888
Liverpool1880
St Albans1877
Truro1877
Manchester1853
Ripon1836
Londonderry1613
Lichfield1553
Bristol1542
Oxford1542
Peterborough1541
Westminster1540
Bath1519
Glasgow1492
Coventry1345
Edinburgh1329
Hull1299
Salisbury1220
Leeds1207
Wells1205
Norwich1195
Hereford1189
Worcester1189
Newcastle upon Tyne1080
Ely673
Carlisle
Canterbury
Chichester
Gloucester
Lincoln
Chester
Durham
Exeter
Lancaster
Leicester
Winchester
York
Bangor



 
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