Chorley Rural District

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Chorley Rural District
Area
 • 191139,988
 • 196141,117
Population
 • 190119,310
 • 196128,567
History
 • OriginSanitary district
 • Created1894
 • Abolished1974
 • Succeeded byBorough of Chorley
StatusRural district
Government
 • MottoLatin: SPECTEMUR AGENDO (Let us be judged by our deeds)[1]

Chorley Rural District was a rural district in the administrative county of Lancashire, England from 1894 to 1974.

The district was created by the Local Government Act 1894 as the successor to the Chorley Rural Sanitary District.[2][3] It comprised an area surrounding but did not include the Municipal Borough of Chorley.[2]

Under the Local Government Act 1972, the rural district was abolished in 1974 and its former area became part of the non-metropolitan Borough of Chorley.

Parishes[edit]

The district consisted of twenty-two civil parishes:[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Young, Robert. "Pre-1974 Civic Heraldry of Lancashire". Civic Heraldry of England and Wales. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Great Britain Historical GIS Project. "Chorley RD: Relationships and changes". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  3. ^ Great Britain Historical GIS Project. "Chorley RSD: Relationships and changes". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. ^ Croston Urban District was abolished in 1934 and became a civil parish of the Chorley Rural District.
  5. ^ Duxbury was abolished in 1934 and two-thirds of its area became part the Municipal Borough of Chorley, with the other one-third became part of Coppull and Heath Charnock.
  6. ^ Also known as Welsh Whittle. It was abolished in 1934 and become part of Charnock Richard.

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Coordinates: 53°39′33″N 2°39′34″W / 53.6591°N 2.6595°W / 53.6591; -2.6595