Wharfedale Rural District

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Wharfedale Rural District
 - Created 1894
 - Abolished 1974
Status Rural district
Government Wharfedale Rural District Council

Wharfedale was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974. It comprised the northern side of lower Wharfedale, the lower Washburn Valley and several parishes between Leeds and the River Wharfe. Until 1937 it also included a detached part, the parish of Esholt north of Bradford.[1]

It contained the following civil parishes:[2]

It was abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, and split between two new districts. The parishes of Arthington, Bramhope, Carlton and Pool went to the metropolitan district of the City of Leeds in West Yorkshire, with the rest becoming part of the Borough of Harrogate in North Yorkshire.


  1. ^ GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wharfedale Rural District Boundary Map. Retrieved on 19 June 2013.
  2. ^ GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wharfedale Rural District. Retrieved on 18 October 2010.

Coordinates: 53°57′25″N 1°39′07″W / 53.957°N 1.652°W / 53.957; -1.652