Place:Startforth Rural, North Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameStartforth Rural
Alt namesStartforth Rural District
TypeRural district
Coordinates54.55°N 1.974°W
Located inNorth Riding of Yorkshire, England     (1894 - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
See alsoTeesdale, Durham, Englanddistrict to which it was transferred in 1974
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Startforth Rural District was a rural district in the North Riding of the historic county of Yorkshire in the Pennines of northern England.

It was formed in 1894 under the Local Government Act 1894. It constituted the part of the Teesdale Rural Sanitary District that was in the North Riding (the rest being in County Durham). In 1974, the district was abolished and formed part of the Teesdale district of the non-metropolitan county of County Durham.

It comprised the area south of the River Tees between Cow Green Reservoir and Gainford, and north of the modern administrative border between County Durham and North Yorkshire. The area is hilly and fairly sparsely populated.

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The Wikipedia article also lists the dales, lakes and reservoirs, fells and moors, forests, rivers and roads to be found in this area.

Parishes and villages

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  • A Vision of Britain through Time on Startforth 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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