Oakham Rural District
Oakham Rural District shown within Rutland in 1970.
|• 1911||52,553 acres (212.67 km2)|
|• 1961||52,553 acres (212.67 km2)|
|• Origin||Rural sanitary district|
|• Succeeded by||Rutland|
|Government||Oakham Rural District Council|
|• HQ||Catmose, Oakham|
|• Motto||Parva Componere Magnis (To compare great things with small)|
|• Type||Civil parishes|
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 consisted of the following parishes:
- Edith Weston
- Oakham (until 1911)
- Market Overton
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