Coordinates: 53°54′47″N 2°29′24″W / 53.913°N
2.490°W / 53.913; -2.490 Bowland was a rural district in the West
Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974. It was named after the Forest
of Bowland, which it included.
It was formed under the
Local Government Act 1894
Local Government Act 1894 from that part of
Clitheroe rural sanitary district which was in Yorkshire (the rest
Clitheroe Rural District in Lancashire).
The district was abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act
1972. It was united with the
Clitheroe Rural District (and some other
territory), as part of the
Ribble Valley district in the
non-metropolitan county of Lancashire.