Howden Rural District
It was formed under the Local Government Act 1894 as a successor to the Howden rural sanitary district. It lost a few parishes to the newly created Derwent Rural District and parts to Beverley Rural District in 1935 by a County Review Order made under the Local Government Act 1929. At the same time it gained a small part from the abolition of Riccal Rural District.
- "Relationships / unit history of Howden RD". A Vision of Britain Through Time. Great Britain Historical GIS Project. Retrieved 2009-07-23.