Pebworth Rural District

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Coordinates: 51°59′28″N 1°56′42″W / 51.991°N 1.945°W / 51.991; -1.945

Rural districts of north Gloucestershire 1894 - 1931
 • 1911 17,326 acres (70.12 km2)
 • 1921 17,326 acres (70.12 km2)
 • 1901 2,944
 • 1921 3,239
 • Created 1894
 • Abolished 1931
 • Succeeded by Campden Rural District, Evesham Rural District
Status Rural district
 • HQ Evesham

Pebworth was, from 1894 to 1931, a rural district in the administrative county of Gloucestershire, England.[1] The district consisted of four parts, divided from each other by a section of Worcestershire.


The rural district was created by the Local Government Act 1894 from the part of Evesham Rural Sanitary District in Gloucestershire. The remainder of Evesham RSD became Evesham Rural District in Worcestershire.[1] The rural district was named after the village of Pebworth and was governed by a directly-elected rural district council (RDC), which replaced the rural sanitary authority that had comprised the poor law guardians for the area. Pebworth RDC continued to hold its meetings in the offices of Evesham Poor Law Union, outside the district.[2]

Boundaries and constituent parishes[edit]

The district consisted of ten parishes in four distinct parts:[1]

To the north

To the east:

To the south:

To the south west:


Following the coming into force of the Local Government Act 1929, county councils gained the power to adjust boundaries by negotiation, subject to ministerial approval. After a public inquiry in Cheltenham, the Minister for Health approved a scheme to transfer parishes between Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire in December 1930.[3] The alterations required the promotion of a private parliamentary bill, which was approved by the House of Commons in February 1931, and came into force on 1 April 1931.[4][5]

The Act resulted in the abolition of Pebworth Rural district and its redistribution among neighbouring districts in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire:

  • Aston Subedge, Saintbury, Weston Subedge and Willersley were added to Campden Rural District in Gloucestershire.[1][6]
  • The remaining six parishes (Ashton under Hill, Aston Somerville, Childs Wickham, Cow Honeybourne, Hinton on The Green and Pebworth) were transferred to Evesham Rural District in Worcestershire.[1][6]


  1. ^ a b c d e Youngs, Frederic A, Jr. (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Vol.I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. p. 611. ISBN 0-901050-67-9. 
  2. ^ "Pebworth". Kelly's Directory of Gloucestershire 1914. Historical Directories. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Midland County Boundaries: Anomalies To Be Rectified". The Times. 29 December 1930. p. 7. 
  4. ^ "Alteration Of County Boundaries: Bill Approved By Commons Committee". The Times. 27 February 1931. p. 11. 
  5. ^ Ministry of Health Provisional Orders Confirmation (Gloucestershire Warwickshire and Worcestershire) Act, 1931, c.ix
  6. ^ a b "Relationships / unit history of Pebworth RD". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 2009-04-13.