Barton upon Irwell Rural District
|Barton upon Irwell|
|• 1911||6,793 acres (27.49 km2)|
|• 1921||6,762 acres (27.36 km2)|
|• 1931||6,762 acres (27.36 km2)|
|• Origin||Barton upon Irwell Rural Sanitary District|
|• Succeeded by||Municipal Borough of Eccles, Kearsley Urban District, Stretford Urban District, Urmston Urban District|
|Government||Barton upon Irwell Rural District Council|
|• Type||civil parishes|
The rural district was created by the Local Government Act 1894 as successor to Barton-upon-Irwell Rural Sanitary District, formed in 1875. In 1920 the boundary of the district was adjusted to reflect a change in county boundaries, and it exchanged areas with Bucklow Rural District, Cheshire.
Civil parishes and boundaries
The district formed two distinct areas: to the south the parishes of Barton Moss, Davyhulme and Flixton were surrounded to the north by Worsley Urban District and the Borough of Eccles; to the east by the County Borough of Salford; to the south by Urmston Urban District and by the boundary with Cheshire and to the west by Irlam Urban District. The parish of Clifton was a detached exclave to the north adjacent to the urban districts of Kearsley and Swinton and Pendlebury.
The rural district was abolished on 1 April 1933. Two county review orders: the Lancashire (Manchester and district) Review Order and the Lancashire (Southern Areas) Review Order transferred the district's area to four neighbouring towns: Barton Moss passed to the Borough of Eccles, Clifton to Kearsley Urban District, Davyhulme to Urmston Urban District and Flixton to Urmston Urban District.
- F A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol. II: Northern England, London, 1991
- "Barton upon Irwell RD: Historical Boundaries". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 2008-08-17.[dead link]
- "Relationships / unit history of Barton upon Irwell". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 2008-08-17.