Meriden Rural District

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Meriden RD
 • Created 1894
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by

Met Borough of Solihull

North Warwickshire
Status Rural district
 • HQ Meriden

The Meriden Rural District was a rural district of Warwickshire, England, which existed between 1894 and 1974. It was named after the village of Meriden.

Various boundary changes occurred to the district over the years. It gained area from the abolished Castle Bromwich Rural District in 1912. In 1932 it was enlarged by the abolition of the Nuneaton Rural District the Foleshill Rural District and the Solihull Rural District. It also lost territory as the county boroughs of Solihull and Coventry expanded their boundaries.

The district was abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. Part of it to the south was merged with the Solihull county borough to become part of the new Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the new West Midlands county. Part of it to the north was merged with the Atherstone Rural District to become part of North Warwickshire.

At the time of its abolition in 1974 Meriden RD consisted of the following civil parishes:

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Coordinates: 52°27′N 1°39′W / 52.45°N 1.65°W / 52.45; -1.65