New Radnor Rural District

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Coordinates: 52°11′46″N 3°08′38″W / 52.196°N 3.144°W / 52.196; -3.144

New Radnor
New Radnor Rural District within Radnorshire
 • 1911 51,893 acres (210.00 km2)
 • 1931 51,893 acres (210.00 km2)
 • 1961 51,893 acres (210.00 km2)
 • 1901 2,944
 • 1931 2,581
 • 1971 1,753
 • Origin Sanitary district
 • Created 1894
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by Radnorshire
Status Rural district
Government New Radnor Rural District Council
 • HQ Kington
 • Type Civil parishes

New Radnor 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 Kington Rural Sanitary District was divided into two: the section in Herefordshire was reconstituted as Kington Rural District, while the section in Radnorshire became New Radnor Rural District.[1] The new district took its name from the village of New Radnor, at one time a borough and county town of Radnorshire. The council continued to be based in Kington in Herefordshire.[2]

The rural district comprised fifteen civil parishes:[3]

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. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33573. p. 507. 24 January 1930., The London Gazette: no. 43482. p. 9396. 6 November 1964.
  3. ^ "Relationships / unit history of New Radnor". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 2009-02-10.