Place:Halifax Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameHalifax Rural
TypeRural district
Coordinates53.43°N 1.49°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1894 - 1937)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoHalifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandborough adjacent to Halifax Rural District
Brighouse, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district into which most of Halifax Rural District was absorbed in 1937
Calderdale, West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough in which Halifax Rural District has been located since 1974
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Halifax Rural District was, from 1894 to 1937, a rural district in the administrative county of the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

The district was created by the Local Government Act 1894 as successor to the Halifax Rural Sanitary District, and was abolished by a county review order under the Local Government Act 1929 in 1937.

Civil Parishes Inclusions and Alterations

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The district initially consisted of seven civil parishes surrounding, but not including, the town of Halifax.

When the rural district was established in 1894, Hipperholme with Brighouse, which had been part of the rural sanitary district, became two separate civil parishes. Brighouse became a municipal borough; Hipperholme became an urban district. In 1937 Hipperholme re-merged with Brighouse as Brighouse Municipal Borough.

The rural district was in four portions, divided from each other by various urban districts and municipal boroughs. In 1899 the parish of Skircoat was absorbed by the County Borough of Halifax, and the rural district consisted of the following parishes until its abolition in 1937:

Research Tips

  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Halifax Rural District. This section provides statistics on population and industry, as well as a listing of the civil parishes and the alterations to the municipal organization.
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