|• Succeeded by||Herefordshire,|
It was one of two districts in a new county of Hereford and Worcester created in 1974, following the Local Government Act 1972) that merged the historical counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire and crossed the traditional border, the range of Malvern Hills, between the two counties. It was formed from, in Herefordshire, the municipal borough of Leominster, the urban district of Kington, Kington Rural District, Leominster and Wigmore Rural District, Weobley Rural District, and from, in Worcestershire, the Tenbury Rural District.
In 1998, the district of Leominster was abolished, with the Herefordshire parts becoming part of the new unitary authority of Herefordshire and the Worcestershire parts becoming part of the newly defined Worcestershire district of Malvern Hills. Malvern Hills District now comprises remaining parts of its boundary and new additions while other parts were taken over by Herefordshire Council.