District of Montgomeryshire

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Coordinates: 52°38′24″N 3°28′08″W / 52.640°N 3.469°W / 52.640; -3.469

Welsh: Maldwyn
 • 1974 510,109 acres (2,064.34 km2)[1]
 • 1973[1] 43,580
 • 1992[2] 53,700
 • Created 1974
 • Abolished 1996
 • Succeeded by Powys
Status District
 • HQ Newtown
Arms of Montgomeryshire District Council

Montgomeryshire District Council or Montgomeryshire (Welsh: Maldwyn) was, from 1974 to 1996, one of three districts of the county of Powys, Wales. The district had an identical area to the previous administrative county of Montgomeryshire.

The district was formed as Montgomery on 1 April 1974 as part of a general reorganisation of local government in England and Wales under the Local Government Act 1972. The new district replaced ten local authorities:

In 1986 the name of the district was changed to Montgomeryshire by resolution of the council.[citation needed]

On 1 April 1996 the two-tier system of councils introduced in Wales in 1974 was replaced, and the country was divided into twenty-two counties and county boroughs by the Local Government (Wales) Act 1994. Accordingly, the district was abolished, with its area passing to the county of Powys.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Local government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 107. ISBN 0117508470. 
  2. ^ OPCS Key Population and Vital Statistics 1992
  3. ^ Schedule 4: Local government areas in Wales, Local Government Act 1972 (c.70)
  4. ^ "Schedule I: The New Principal Areas". Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19). Office of Public Sector Information. 1994. Retrieved 2009-01-30.