Knighton Rural District

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Coordinates: 52°20′42″N 3°03′04″W / 52.345°N 3.051°W / 52.345; -3.051

Knighton Rural District within Radnorshire
 • 1911 88,872 acres (359.65 km2)
 • 1931 88,872 acres (359.65 km2)
 • 1961 88,872 acres (359.65 km2)
 • 1901 4,856
 • 1931 3,955
 • 1971 2,595
 • Origin Sanitary district
 • Created 1894
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by Radnorshire
Status Rural district
Government Knighton Rural District Council
 • HQ Knighton
 • Type Civil parishes

Knighton 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 Knighton Rural Sanitary District was divided into three: the section in Herefordshire was reconstituted as Wigmore Rural District, that in Shropshire as Teme Rural District, while the remaining section in Radnorshire became Knighton Rural District.[1] The rural district council was based in the town of Knighton which was a separate urban district.

The rural district comprised seventeen civil parishes:[2]

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, Radnorshire
  2. ^ "Relationships / unit history of Knighton". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 2009-02-10.