Rural districts were a type of local government area – now superseded – established at the end of the 19th century in England, Wales, and Ireland for the administration of predominantly rural areas at a level lower than that of the administrative counties.
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Some articles on rural district:
... Ashton-under-Lyne Rural Sanitary District was created in 1872 and included parishes in both Cheshire and Lancashire ... The Local Government Act 1894 redesignated rural sanitary districts as rural districts, and where they crossed county boundaries they were generally divided ... the Lancashire parishes forming Limehurst Rural District and the Cheshire parishes becoming Tintwistle Rural District ...
... In Ireland, rural districts were created in 1898 by the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898 ... They were subdivided into District Electoral Divisions ... Following the partition of Ireland, rural districts in the Irish Free State were abolished in 1925, by the Local Government Act 1925, amid widespread accusations of corruption ...
... It was in Bucklow Rural District until 1974, after which it was served by Macclesfield Borough Council this in turn was succeeded on 1 April 2009 by the new ... It was also in Altrincham Rural Sanitary District ... From 1894 to 1895 it had been in Altrincham Rural District, and from 1895 to 1951 it had been part of Bucklow Rural District ...
... Chepstow Rural District was a rural district in the administrative county of Monmouthshire, Wales ... in 1974 when its functions were assumed by the new Monmouth District Council ... The responsibilities of the Rural District Council included housing, sanitation, sewerage, water supply, refuse collection, road maintenance, cemeteries, parks, and licensing of public entertainments ...
... to annex the county borough of Bootle and the borough of Crosby, the urban districts of Huyton-with-Roby and Litherland and much of West Lancashire and Whiston rural districts ... The commission proposed a much smaller extension to include parts of the two rural districts ... to be enlarged by gaining the borough of Crosby, the urban districts of Litherland and parts of West Lancashire rural district ...
Famous quotes containing the words district and/or rural:
“Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.”
—Rebecca West (18921983)
“Some bring a capon, some a rural cake,
Some nuts, some apples; some that think they make
The better cheeses bring em, or else send
By their ripe daughters, whom they would commend
This way to husbands, and whose baskets bear
An emblem of themselves in plum or pear.”
—Ben Jonson (15721637)