District of Radnorshire

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Coordinates: 52°08′35″N 3°22′26″W / 52.143°N 3.374°W / 52.143; -3.374

Radnorshire
Welsh: Maesyfed
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Area
 - 1974 301,165 acres (1,218.77 km2)[1]
Population
 - 1973[1] 18,670
 - 1992[2] 24,000
History
 - Created 1974
 - Abolished 1996
 - Succeeded by Powys
Status District
 - HQ Llandrindod Wells
Arms of Radnorshire District Council

Radnorshire (Welsh: Maesyfed) was one of three districts of the county of Powys, Wales, from 1974 - 1996. The district had an identical area to the previous administrative county of Radnorshire.

The district was formed as Radnor on 1 April 1974 as part of a general reorganisation of local government in England and Wales under the Local Government Act 1972. The new district replaced eight local authorities:

On 8 May 1989 the district was renamed Radnorshire by resolution of the district council.[4]

On 1 April 1996 the two-tier system of councils introduced in Wales in 1974 was replaced, and the country was divided into twenty-two counties and county boroughs by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. Accordingly the district was abolished, with its area passing to the county of Powys.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 107. ISBN 0117508470. 
  2. ^ OPCS Key Population and Vital Statistics 1992
  3. ^ Schedule 4: Local government areas in Wales, Local Government Act 1972 (c.70)
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 51728. p. 5579. 10 May 1989.
  5. ^ "Schedule I: The New Principal Areas". Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19). Office of Public Sector Information. 1994. Retrieved 2009-01-30.