In Ingland, a ceevil pairish is a territorial designation which is the lawest tier o local govrenment belaw destricts an counties, or their combined fuirm, the unitar authority. It is a admeenistrative pairish, in contrast tae a ecclesiastical pairish.

Ceevil pairish (Ingland)
Foond inDestricts
Creautit biVarious, see text
CreautitVarious, see text
Nummer10,449 (as of 2015[1])
Possible teepsCeety
GovrenmentCeety cooncil
Commonty cooncil
Neebourheid cooncil
Pairish cooncil
Toun cooncil
Veelage cooncil
Map o Inglis pairishes an Welsh commonties

A ceevil pairish can range in size frae a muckle toun wi a population o aroond 80,000 tae a single veelage wi fewer than a hunder inhabitants. In a limitit nummer o cases a pairish micht include a whole ceety whaur ceety status haes been grantit bi the Monarch. Reflectin this diverse naitur, a ceevil pairish mey be kent as a toun, veelage, neebourheid or commonty bi resolution o its pairish cooncil. Approximately 35% o the Inglis population live in a ceevil pairish. As o 31 Dizember 2015 thare wur 10,449 pairishes in Ingland.[1]

On 1 Apryle 2014, Queen's Park became the first ceevil pairish in Greater Lunnon.[2] Afore 2008 their creation wis no permittit athin a Lunnon burgh.[3]


  1. a b Office for National Statistics
  2. Queen's Park parish council gets go-ahead BBC
  3. Guidance on Community Governance Reviews (PDF). London: Department for Communities and Local Government. 2010. ISBN 978-1-4098-2421-3.