District of Radnorshire

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Coordinates: 52°08′35″N 3°22′26″W / 52.143°N 3.374°W / 52.143; -3.374

Welsh: Maesyfed
 • 1974301,165 acres (1,218.77 km2)[1]
 • 1973[1]18,670
 • 1992[2]24,000
 • Created1974
 • Abolished1996
 • Succeeded byPowys
 • HQLlandrindod Wells

Radnorshire (Welsh: Maesyfed) was one of three districts of the county of Powys, Wales, from 1974 - 1996. The district had an identical area to the previous administrative county of Radnorshire.

The district was formed as Radnor 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 eight local authorities:

On 8 May 1989 the district was renamed Radnorshire by resolution of the district council.[4]

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.[5]


  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. ^ "No. 51728". The London Gazette. 10 May 1989. p. 5579.
  5. ^ "Schedule I: The New Principal Areas". Local Government (Wales) Act 1994 (c. 19). Office of Public Sector Information. 1994. Retrieved 2009-01-30.