Rhayader Rural District

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Coordinates: 52°18′00″N 3°30′43″W / 52.300°N 3.512°W / 52.300; -3.512

Rhayader
Rhayader Rural District within Radnorshire
Area
 - 1911 91,240 acres (369.2 km2)
 - 1931 91,240 acres (369.2 km2)
 - 1961 91,240 acres (369.2 km2)
Population
 - 1901 6,049
 - 1931 4,800
 - 1971 4,139
History
 - Origin Sanitary district
 - Created 1894
 - Abolished 1974
 - Succeeded by Radnorshire
Status Rural district
Government Rhayader Rural District Council
 - HQ Rhayader
Subdivisions
 - Type Civil parishes

Rhayader was, from 1894 to 1974, a rural district in the administrative county of Radnorshire, Wales.

The district was formed by the Local Government Act 1894, based on the existing Rhayader Rural Sanitary District. The rural sanitary district had included the Brecknockshire parish of Llanwrthwl, and this was administered by Rhayader Rural District Council until 1934, when it was transferred to Builth Rural District.[1] [2]

The rural district comprised nine civil parishes:[3]

The district was abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, which completely reorganised local administration in England and Wales. Its area became part of the District of Radnor in the new county of Powys.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census of England and Wales 1901, County Report, Radnorshire
  2. ^ Census of England and Wales 1931, Wales: Report part 2
  3. ^ "Relationships / unit history of Rhaeadr RD". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 2009-02-10.