Oakham Rural District

Oakham Rural District
Motto: Parva Componere Magnis (To compare great things with small)
Oakham Rural District within Rutland in 1971
Status Rural district
1911 area 52,553 acres (212.67 km2)
1961 area 52,553 acres (212.67 km2)
HQ Catmose, Oakham
Origin Rural sanitary district
Created 1894
Abolished 1974
Succeeded by Rutland
1901 population 6,761
1971 population 10,851
Governance Oakham Rural District Council
Type Civil parishes

Oakham was a rural district in Rutland, England from 1894 to 1974, covering the north of the county.

The rural district had its origins in the Oakham Rural Sanitary District, formed in 1875. Oakham RSD had an identical area to Oakham poor law union, and consisted of thirty-one civil parishes of which twenty-nine were in Rutland and two in Leicestershire.

The Local Government Act 1894 redesignated the area as Oakham Rural District, at the same time transferring the Leicestershire parishes of Cold Overton and Knossington to Melton Mowbray Rural District.

The rural district included the town of Oakham until 1911, when it was constituted a separate urban district.[1] The Rural District Council continued to be based in the town, however.[2]


The rural district consisted of the following parishes:[3]


  1. ^ "Oakham RD". Vision of Britain. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10002746&c_id=10001043. Retrieved 2008-06-27. []
  2. ^ London Gazette: no. 45472. p. 45472. 1971-09-16.
  3. ^ F A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.II: Northern England, London, 1991

Coordinates: 52°41′N 0°40′W / 52.69°N 0.67°W / 52.69; -0.67

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