- Chester Rural District
Chester Geography Status Rural district 1911 area 34,266 acres (138.67 km2) 1961 area 43,824 acres (177.35 km2) History Origin Sanitary district Created 1894 Abolished 1974 Succeeded by Chester Demography 1901 population 10,908 1971 population 34,686 Politics Governance Chester Rural District Council Subdivisions Type Civil parishes
Chester was a rural district of Cheshire, England, from 1894 to 1974. It was based around the city and county borough of Chester but did not include it. The district saw various boundary changes throughout its life. It included the small civil parish of Chester Castle, an exclave of the rural district within the boundaries of the county borough of Chester.
- Blacon cum Crabwall
- Bridge Trafford
- Chester Castle
- Chorlton by Backford
- Dunham on the Hill
- Great Boughton
- Great Saughall
- Great Stanney †
- Hoole Village
- Ince ¶
- Lea by Backford
- Little Saughall
- Little Stanney
- Lower Kinnerton
- Marlston cum Lache
- Mickle Trafford
- Mollington Banastre ‡
- Mollington Tarrant ‡
- Newton by Chester
- Shotwick Park
- Thornton le Moors
- Upton by Chester
- Wimbolds Trafford
¶ In 1933 the parish of Ince and part of Thornton le Moors were added to an enlarged Ellesmere Port Urban district.
1936 boundary changes
- The County Borough of Chester and Hoole Urban District were extended to take in six parishes: Blacon cum Crabwall, Claverton, Great Boughton, Little Saughall, Marlston cum Lache, and Newton by Chester.
- The boundary with the neighbouring Tarvin Rural District was adjusted and nine parishes were added:
- Lea Newbold
Further changes and abolition
In 1954 Hoole Urban District was abolished. The bulk of its area was added to the county borough of Chester, but 174 acres (0.70 km2) were added to the rural district. There were exchanges of very small areas of land with neighbouring districts in 1963 due to the diversion of the River Gowy. The final change in the district's boundaries came in 1967, when 135 acres (0.55 km2) passed to the Borough of Ellesmere Port.
The Local Government Act 1972 completely reorganised council boundaries throughout England and Wales. On 1 April 1974, Chester Rural District was merged with the city of Chester and Tarvin Rural District to form the new non-metropolitan district of Chester.
- ^ a b c d e f "Relationships / unit history of CHESTER RD". A Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10027500&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 7 January 2009.
- ^ a b c d e Youngs, Frederic A Jr. (1991). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. II Northern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0861931270.
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