Thrapston Rural District

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Thrapston was a rural district in England from 1894 to 1935. It was one of only a few rural districts to be split between administrative counties, with part in Northamptonshire and part in Huntingdonshire.

Rural districts were a type of local government area – now superseded – established at the end of the 19th century in England, Wales, and Ireland for the administration of predominantly rural areas at a level lower than that of the administrative counties.

Administrative counties of England Former subnational divisions of England

Administrative counties were a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government from 1889 to 1974. They were created by the Local Government Act 1888 as the areas for which county councils were elected. Some large counties were divided into several administrative counties, each with its own county council. The administrative counties were abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 and were replaced by the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England.

Northamptonshire County of England

Northamptonshire, archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2015 it had a population of 723,000. The county is administered by Northamptonshire County Council and by seven non-metropolitan district councils. It is known as "The Rose of the Shires".

The Huntingdonshire parishes were: [1]

Bythorn village in the United Kingdom

Bythorn is a village in Cambridgeshire, England. Bythorn lies approximately 11 miles (18 km) west of Huntingdon near Molesworth. Bythorn is in the civil parish of Bythorn and Keyston. Bythorn is situated within Huntingdonshire which is a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire as well as being a historic county of England.

Keyston village in United Kingdom

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Molesworth, Cambridgeshire village in United Kingdom

Molesworth is a village in the civil parish of Brington and Molesworth in Cambridgeshire, England. Molesworth is 10 miles (16 km) north-west of Huntingdon. The neighbouring village of Brington is 0.7 miles (1.1 km) from Molesworth. Molesworth is situated within Huntingdonshire which is a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire as well as being a historic county of England. The civil parish covers an area of 2,842 acres. Just to the north of Molesworth and within the civil parish is RAF Molesworth. The village of Molesworth was designated a conservation area by Huntingdon District Council largely due to its typically rural English character that includes several listed buildings.

The district was abolished in 1935 with the Northamptonshire parts going to form part of the Oundle and Thrapston Rural District (and the parish of Stanwick joining Raunds urban district), whilst the Huntingdonshire part went mainly to Huntingdon Rural District, with the parish of Covington going to St Neots Rural District.

Oundle and Thrapston was a rural district in Northamptonshire, England from 1935 to 1974.

Stanwick, Northamptonshire village and civil parish in East Northamptonshire, England

Stanwick is a village and civil parish in East Northamptonshire, England.

Raunds small market town in rural Northamptonshire, England

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St Neots Rural District

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References

  1. "Thrapston RD through time". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 19 July 2017.

Notes

Coordinates: 52°24′N0°33′W / 52.4°N 0.55°W / 52.4; -0.55

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