Most populous non-cities in the UK

Name the UK built-up areas in the top 50 most populated that do not contain a place with city status.
note that several large towns are in the built-up areas of larger cities
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Last updated: May 20, 2022
First submittedOctober 6, 2018
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Rank
Pop (000s)
Answer
16
466
Bournemouth/Poole
18
377
Teesside
22
325
Birkenhead
23
318
Reading
31
258
Luton
32
252
Farnborough/Aldershot
33
244
Medway Towns
34
239
Blackpool
36
223
Barnsley/Dearne Valley
Rank
Pop (000s)
Answer
37
216
Northampton
40
186
Swindon
41
181
Crawley
42
179
Ipswich
43
175
Wigan
44
172
Mansfield
46
165
Warrington
47
164
Slough
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Level 83
Aug 6, 2019
What about Colchester?
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Level 83
Sep 9, 2019
Not quite big enough to make the top 50/150k+ cut off I put on the quiz.

64th and 121.

Other 100k+ towns include Burnley, Telford, Blackburn, Basildon, Grimsby and High Wycombe

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Level 31
Aug 27, 2020
Medway towns? Gillingham, Rochester, and Maidstone are separate towns
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Level 83
Sep 4, 2020
I ask for built up-areas, not towns. There are several answers with multiple, distinct, towns that form a continuous built-up area without separation, of which the Medway Towns built-up area is just one.

All three Medway Towns in the built-up area of that name are type-ins (similar for the other polypolic areas). Maidstone is actually a separate town, not part of that built-up area and its own area is a bit too small for inclusion in this quiz (74th, 107k vs the top 50/150k cut off).

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Level 37
May 1, 2022
southend in a city now
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Level 83
May 5, 2022
Yep
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Level 83
May 20, 2022
Also removed Doncaster and Milton Keynes, as they have been announced as Platinum Jubilee cities.