Preston Rural District
The district was created under the Local Government Act 1894. It was abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, with its area being split between the new districts of South Ribble, Preston and Ribble Valley.
It contained the following parishes:
- Barton, Broughton, Elston (merged into Grimsargh 1934), Goosnargh, Grimsargh-with-Brockholes (merged into Grimsargh 1934), Haighton, Lea Ashton Ingol and Cottam (split into Lea, Fulwood Urban District and the County Borough of Preston 1934), Whittingham and Woodplumpton which were all transferred to the Borough of Preston in 1974
- Cuerdale, Farington, Howick (merged into Penwortham 1934), Hutton, The Holme, Little Hoole, Longton, Much Hoole, Penwortham and Samlesbury which were all transferred to South Ribble in 1974
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