Place:Keighley Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameKeighley Rural
TypeRural district
Coordinates53.882°N 1.854°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1894 - 1937)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
See alsoSkipton Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandabsorbed some parishes in 1938
Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandabsorbed Morton parish in 1938
Bradford (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough in which most of this area has been located since 1974
Craven District, North Yorkshire, Englandadministrative district in which Sutton-in-Craven has been located since 1974

Keighley was a rural district in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1938. It included three civil parishes adjacent to the municipal borough of Keighley.

It was formed under the Local Government Act 1894 from Keighley rural sanitary district.

When the district was abolished in 1938 two of the civil parishes were transferred to the neighbouring rural district of Skipton and the third was absorbed by Keighly Municipal Borough.

Since 1974 the area has been partly in Bradford Metropolitan Borough in West Yorkshire and partly in the Craven district of North Yorkshire.

Civil Parishes

The civil parishes included in Keighley Rural District were as follows:

Research Tips

  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Keighley 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.