Colwyn Rural District

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Coordinates: 52°08′56″N 3°24′14″W / 52.149°N 3.404°W / 52.149; -3.404

Colwyn Rural District within Radnorshire
 • 1911 29,579 acres (119.70 km2)
 • 1931 29,579 acres (119.70 km2)
 • 1961 29,579 acres (119.70 km2)
 • 1901 1,882
 • 1931 2,043
 • 1971 1,682
 • Origin Sanitary district
 • Created 1894
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by Radnorshire
Status Rural district
Government Colwyn Rural District Council
 • HQ Builth Wells
 • Type Civil parishes

Colwyn 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, when the existing Builth Rural Sanitary District was divided into two: the section in Breconshire was reconstituted as Builth Rural District and that in Radnorshire as Colwyn Rural District.[1] [2] The new district took its name from the ancient hundred of Colwyn. The council continued to be based in Builth Wells in Breconshire.

The rural district comprised ten 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.


  1. ^ Census of England and Wales 1901, County Report, Brecknockshire
  2. ^ Census of England and Wales 1901, County Report, Radnorshire
  3. ^ "Relationships / unit history of Colwyn". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 2009-02-09.