Oakham Rural District

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Oakham Rural District, Rutland (1970).svg
Oakham Rural District shown within Rutland in 1970.
 • 1911 52,553 acres (212.67 km2)
 • 1961 52,553 acres (212.67 km2)
 • 1901 6,761
 • 1971 10,851
 • Origin Rural sanitary district
 • Created 1894
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by Rutland
Status Rural district
Government Oakham Rural District Council
 • HQ Catmose, Oakham
 • Motto Parva Componere Magnis (To compare great things with small)
 • Type Civil parishes

Oakham was a rural district in Rutland, England from 1894 to 1974, covering the north of the county.

The rural district had its origins in the Oakham Rural Sanitary District, formed in 1875. Oakham RSD had an identical area to Oakham poor law union, and consisted of thirty-one civil parishes of which twenty-nine were in Rutland and two in Leicestershire.

The Local Government Act 1894 redesignated the area as Oakham Rural District, at the same time transferring the Leicestershire parishes of Cold Overton and Knossington to Melton Mowbray Rural District.

The rural district included the town of Oakham until 1911, when it was constituted as Oakham Urban District.[1] The Rural District Council continued to be based in the town, however.[2]


The rural district consisted of the following parishes:[3]


  1. ^ "Oakham RD". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 2008-06-27. []
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 45472. p. 45472. 16 September 1971.
  3. ^ F A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.II: Northern England, London, 1991

Coordinates: 52°41′N 0°40′W / 52.69°N 0.67°W / 52.69; -0.67