Cities

City

Year granted city status

Cathedral (pre-1888)

City council

Population

Bath time immemorial Bath Abbey Charter trustees

83,992

Birmingham

1889

not applicable Local government district

1,016,800

Bradford

1897

not applicable Local government district

512,600

Brighton and Hove

2000

not applicable Local government district

155,919

Bristol

1542

Bristol Cathedral Local government district

421,300

Cambridge

1951

not applicable Local government district

122,800

Canterbury time immemorial Canterbury Cathedral Local government district

43,432

Carlisle time immemorial Carlisle Cathedral Local government district

71,773

Chelmsford 2012 n/a Local government district

71,773

Chester

1541

Chester Cathedral Charter trustees‡

77,040

Chichester time immemorial Chichester Cathedral Civil parish

23,731

Coventry

1345

Coventry Cathedral Local government district

309,800

Derby

1977

not applicable Local government district

236,300

Durham time immemorial Durham Cathedral Charter trustees‡

29,091

Ely time immemorial Ely Cathedral Civil parish

15,102

Exeter time immemorial Exeter Cathedral Local government district

118,800

Gloucester

1541

Gloucester Cathedral Local government district

123,205

Hereford time immemorial Hereford Cathedral Civil parish

55,700

Kingston upon Hull

1897

not applicable Local government district

258,700

Lancaster

1937

not applicable Local government district

45,952

Leeds

1893

not applicable Local government district

770,800

Leicester

1919

not applicable Local government district

294,700

Lichfield time immemorial Lichfield Cathedral Civil parish

30,583

Lincoln time immemorial Lincoln Cathedral Local government district

88,400

Liverpool

1880

Liverpool Cathedral (1880) Local government district

434,900

City of London time immemorial St Paul’s Cathedral Local government district

11,500

Manchester

1853

Manchester Cathedral (1847) Local government district

498,800

Newcastle upon Tyne

1882

Newcastle Cathedral (1882) Local government district

273,600

Norwich time immemorial Norwich Cathedral Local government district

132,000

Nottingham

1897

not applicable Local government district

292,400

Oxford

1542

Christ Church Cathedral Local government district

153,900

Peterborough

1541

Peterborough Cathedral Local government district

164,000

Plymouth

1928

not applicable Local government district

256,700

Portsmouth

1926

not applicable Local government district

200,000

Preston

2002

not applicable Local government district

114,300

Ripon

1836

Ripon Cathedral (1836) Civil parish

15,922

Salford

1926

not applicable Local government district

221,300

Salisbury

1227

Salisbury Cathedral Civil parish

50,000

Sheffield

1893

not applicable Local government district

534,500

Southampton

1964

not applicable Local government district

234,100

St Albans

1877

St Albans Cathedral (1876) Local government district

64,038

Stoke-on-Trent

1925

not applicable Local government district

239,700

Sunderland

1992

not applicable Local government district

280,300

Truro

1877

Truro Cathedral (1877) Civil parish

17,431

Wakefield

1888

Wakefield Cathedral (1888) Local government district

76,886

Wells

1205

Wells Cathedral Civil parish

10,406

Westminster

1540

Westminster Abbey Local government district

236,000

Winchester time immemorial Winchester Cathedral Local government district

41,420

Wolverhampton

2000

not applicable Local government district

236,400

Worcester time immemorial Worcester Cathedral Local government district

94,100

York time immemorial York Minster Local government district

195,400