Highway Districts were areas in England and Wales united for the maintenance and repair of highways. They were first formed in 1862 and consisted of groupings of civil parishes in rural areas. They were abolished in 1894 when their powers and duties passed to rural district councils.
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... The Ada County Highway District (ACHD) is the only countywide highway district in Idaho ...
... the powers, duties and liabilities of existing highway boards, highway authorities or surveyors to the newly created rural district councils ... Rural district councils continued to exercise these powers until 1930, when the Local Government Act 1929 transferred responsibility for rural highways to county councils ...
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“Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.”
—Rebecca West (18921983)
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