Tewkesbury Rural District

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Coordinates: 51°59′17″N 2°07′37″W / 51.988°N 2.127°W / 51.988; -2.127

Tewkesbury
Area
 • 1911 28,366 acres (114.79 km2)
 • 1931 28,482 acres (115.26 km2)
Population
 • 1901 4,986
 • 1931 4,268
History
 • Created 1894
 • Abolished 1935
 • Succeeded by Cheltenham Rural District, Gloucester Rural District
Status Rural district
 • HQ Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Rural District was, from 1894 to 1935, a rural district in the south-western part of the Midlands in England. It had the unusual feature of including territory from the two neighbouring administrative counties of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire until boundary changes in 1933 placed the entire district in Gloucestershire.[1][2]

Formation[edit]

The rural district was formed by the Local Government Act 1894 as successor to the Tewkesbury Rural Sanitary District.[1][2] An directly-elected rural district council (RDC) replaced the rural sanitary authority, which consisted of the poor law guardians for the area. The district did not include the town of Tewkesbury which was a separate municipal borough.

Parishes[edit]

The district comprised the following civil parishes:[1][2]

Parish County
Ashchurch Gloucestershire
Boddington Gloucestershire
Bredon Worcestershire. Transferred to Pershore Rural District 1933.
Bredon's Norton Worcestershire. Transferred to Pershore Rural District 1933.
Chaceley Worcestershire until 1931, Gloucestershire thereafter.
Conderton Worcestershire. Transferred to Evesham Rural District 1933.
Deerhurst Gloucestershire
Elmstone Hardwicke Gloucestershire
Forthampton Gloucestershire
Kemerton Gloucestershire until 1931, Worcestershire thereafter. Transferred to Evesham Rural District 1933.
Leigh Gloucestershire
Overbury Worcestershire. Transferred to Evesham Rural District 1933.
Oxenton Gloucestershire
Pendock Worcestershire. Transferred to Upton-upon-Severn Rural District 1933.
Stoke Orchard Gloucestershire
Teddington Worcestershire until 1931, Gloucestershire thereafter.
Tirley Gloucestershire
Tredington Gloucestershire
Twyning Gloucestershire
Walton Cardiff Gloucestershire
Woolstone Gloucestershire

Abolition[edit]

The district was abolished in 1935, and its area was redistributed. most (21,713 acres (87.87 km2)) passed to Cheltenham Rural District, four parishes (Chaceley, Forthampton, Hasfield and Tirley) were transferred to Gloucester Rural District, while 182 acres (0.74 km2) was included within the municipal borough of Tewkesbury.[3]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b c Youngs 1979, p. 612.
  2. ^ a b c Youngs 1991, p. 764.
  3. ^ "Relationships / unit history of Tewkesbury RD". A Vision of Britain through Time. University of Portsmouth. 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
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