Maelor Rural District
|Overton / Maelor|
|• 1911||29,750 acres (120.4 km2)|
|• 1961||29,749 acres (120.39 km2)|
|• Origin||rural sanitary district|
|• Succeeded by||Wrexham Maelor|
|Government||Overton Rural District Council (1894–1953)
Maelor Rural District Council (1953–1974)
|• Type||Civil parishes|
Maelor was a rural district in the administrative county of Flintshire, Wales, from 1894 to 1974. The area approximated to the hundred of Maelor or English Maelor (Welsh: Maelor Saesneg), and was notable for forming a detached part of the county, surrounded by Cheshire, Denbighshire and Shropshire. The administrative centre was located at Overton.
The district was formed as Overton Rural District by the Local Government Act 1894 from the Flintshire parishes of Ellesmere, Whitchurch and Wrexham Rural Sanitary Districts. It was renamed as Maelor Rural District in 1953. It consisted of eleven civil parishes:
- Bangor on Dee
- Great Britain Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Maelor Rural District. Retrieved on 2008-01-22.
- Great Britain Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Overton Rural District. Retrieved on 2008-01-22.