- East Yorkshire (district)
North Wolds/East Yorkshire Geography Status Borough 1974 area 258,019 acres (1,044.17 km2) HQ Pocklington History Created 1974 Abolished 1996 Succeeded by East Riding of Yorkshire Demography 1973 population 67,920 1992 population 86,700
The district was created as North Wolds, but was renamed by resolution of the council on February 1, 1981 (the Borough of Beverley was renamed to include 'East Yorkshire' in its name the same year). The council had made an earlier attempt, before it formally came into existence, to be named "Bridlington and Yorkshire Wolds".
The district was formed under the Local Government Act 1972 by the amalgamation of a number of areas formerly in the administrative county of Yorkshire, East Riding, namely: the municipal borough of Bridlington, Driffield urban district, Driffield Rural District, Pocklington Rural District and most of Bridlington Rural District.
The district was abolished in 1996 and merged into the new East Riding of Yorkshire local government district, which covers a much larger area.
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