Peterborough Rural District

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Coordinates: 52°34′12″N 0°14′38″W / 52.570°N 0.244°W / 52.570; -0.244

Peterborough RD
Position within Soke of Peterborough
Position within Soke of Peterborough
 • 1901 36,330 acres (147.0 km2)
 • 1961 28,186 acres (114.1 km2)
 • 1901 8,277
 • 1961 7,992
 • Created 1894
 • Abolished 1974
 • Succeeded by Peterborough
Status Rural district
 • HQ Peterborough

Peterborough was a rural district adjoining the city and municipal borough of Peterborough, England, from 1894 to 1974. The council offices were at 51 Priestgate, in the city of Peterborough.

The rural district was created under the Local Government Act 1894, from the part of the Peterborough rural sanitary district that was in the administrative county of Soke of Peterborough (the rest, in Huntingdonshire, formed the Norman Cross Rural District).

In 1929 the city's boundaries were extended, with six of the rural district's parishes being absorbed.

Local government reorganisation abolished the Soke in 1965 and the rural district was transferred to the new administrative county of Huntingdon and Peterborough. The rural district was abolished under the Local Government Act 1972, becoming part of the Peterborough district of the new non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire.[1]

Civil parishes[edit]

Post marking the boundary of the City and Rural District.

The rural district consisted of the following civil parishes:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Frederic A Youngs Jr., Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Volume II: Northern England, London, 1991

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