Atherstone Rural District

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 • 1901 21,330 acres (86.3 km2)
 • 1961 21,945 acres (88.8 km2)
 • 1901 16,356
 • 1971 38,596
 • Created 1894
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by North Warwickshire
Status Rural district
 • HQ Atherstone

Atherstone was a rural district in the administrative county of Warwickshire, England, from 1894 to 1974. It was named after its main town and administrative headquarters of Atherstone.

Over the years the district gained territory on the abolition of neighbouring rural districts. In 1932 it gained part of Nuneaton Rural District and in 1965 it gained most of Tamworth Rural District.

As with all rural districts, Atherstone RD was abolished in 1974 (by the Local Government Act 1972) and was merged with part of the Meriden Rural District to form the new non-metropolitan district of North Warwickshire.

Civil parishes[edit]

Over the eighty years of its existence, the rural district contained the following civil parishes:

† previously in Tamworth Rural District

‡ previously in Nuneaton Rural District

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Coordinates: 52°34′N 1°33′W / 52.57°N 1.55°W / 52.57; -1.55