Maelor Rural District

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Coordinates: 53°03′50″N 2°52′19″W / 53.064°N 2.872°W / 53.064; -2.872

Overton / Maelor
Area
 - 1911 29,750 acres (120.4 km2)
 - 1961 29,749 acres (120.39 km2)
Population
 - 1901 5,057
 - 1971 4,698
History
 - Origin rural sanitary district
 - Created 1894
 - Abolished 1974
 - Succeeded by Wrexham Maelor
Status rural district
Government Overton Rural District Council (1894–1953)
Maelor Rural District Council (1953–1974)
 - HQ Overton
Subdivisions
 - Type Civil parishes

Maelor was a rural district in the administrative county of Flintshire, Wales, from 1894 to 1974. The area approximated to the hundred of Maelor or English Maelor (Welsh: Maelor Saesneg), and was notable for forming a detached part of the county, surrounded by Cheshire, Denbighshire and Shropshire. The administrative centre was located at Overton.

The district was formed as Overton Rural District by the Local Government Act 1894 from the Flintshire parishes of Ellesmere, Whitchurch and Wrexham Rural Sanitary Districts. It was renamed as Maelor Rural District in 1953. It consisted of eleven civil parishes:

The district was abolished in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972, when it was merged into Wrexham Maelor, one of six districts of the new County of Clwyd.

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