Rural district

Rural districts were a type of local government area now superseded established at the end of the 19th century in England, Wales, and Ireland for the administration of predominantly rural areas at a level lower than that of the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.

Rural district
Map of Rural Districts in 1931, alongside Administrative Counties, County Boroughs, Municipal Boroughs, Urban Districts
CategoryLocal government district
LocationEngland and Wales and Ireland
Found inAdministrative county
Created byLocal Government Act 1894
Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898
  • 1894
  • 1899
Abolished by
  • 1925/1930
  • 1973
  • 1974
  • Rural district council