Chesterton Rural District
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Chesterton was a
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in
Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs.) is a county in the East of England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the ...

Cambridgeshire
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England England is a that is part of the . It shares land borders with to its west and to its north. The lies northwest of England and the to the southwest. England is separated from by the to the east and the to the south. The country cover ...

England
from 1894 to 1974. It was formed in 1894 as a successor to the Chesterton
rural sanitary district Sanitary districts were established in England and Wales England and Wales () is a legal jurisdiction covering England and Wales, two of the four countries of the United Kingdom, parts of the United Kingdom. England and Wales forms the constituti ...
. In 1934, under a County Review Order, its boundaries were altered, taking in the disbanded Swavesey Rural District and part of the disbanded Caxton and Arrington Rural District. It also ceded an area to the borough of Cambridge. In 1965 it became part of the new administrative county of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. The district was abolished in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, and merged with the South Cambridgeshire Rural District to form a new South Cambridgeshire district.


Parishes

{, class="wikitable" !Parish !! From !! To !! Notes , - , Bar Hill , , , , , , , - , Barton, Cambridgeshire, Barton , , , , , , , - , Bourn , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Boxworth , , 1934 , , , , Previously Swavesey RD , - , Caldecote, South Cambridgeshire, Caldecote , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Caxton, Cambridgeshire, Caxton , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Cherry Hinton , , , , 1934 , , Taken into Cambridge MB , - , Childerley , , , , , , , - , Comberton , , , , , , , - , Conington, South Cambridgeshire, Conington , , 1934 , , , , Previously Swavesey RD , - , Coton, Cambridgeshire, Coton , , , , , , , - , Cottenham , , , , , , , - , Croxton, Cambridgeshire, Croxton , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Dry Drayton , , , , , , , - , Elsworth , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Eltisley , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Fen Ditton , , , , , , , - , Fen Drayton , , 1934 , , , , Previously Swavesey RD , - , Fulbourn , , , , , , , - , Girton, Cambridgeshire, Girton , , , , , , , - , Grantchester , , , , , , , - , Graveley, Cambridgeshire, Graveley , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Great Shelford , , , , , , , - , Great Wilbraham , , , , , , , - , Hardwick, Cambridgeshire, Hardwick , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Harlton , , , , , , , - , Harston , , , , , , , - , Haslingfield , , , , , , , - , Hauxton , , , , , , , - , Histon , , , , , , , - , Horningsea , , , , , , , - , Impington , , , , , , , - , Knapwell , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Landbeach , , , , , , , - , Little Shelford , , , , , , , - , Little Wilbraham , , , , , , , - , Lolworth , , 1934 , , , , Previously Swavesey RD , - , Longstanton , , 1953 , , , , Merger of the following 2 parishes: , - , Longstanton All Saints , , , , 1953 , , , - , Longstanton St Michael , , , , 1953 , , , - , Madingley , , , , , , , - , Milton, Cambridgeshire, Milton , , , , , , , - , Newton, South Cambridgeshire, Newton , , , , , , , - , Oakington , , , , , , , - , Over, Cambridgeshire, Over , , 1934 , , , , Previously Swavesey RD , - , Papworth Everard , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Papworth St Agnes , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Rampton, Cambridgeshire, Rampton , , , , , , , - , Stapleford, Cambridgeshire, Stapleford , , , , , , , - , Stow cum Quy , , , , , , , - , Swavesey , , 1934 , , , , Previously Swavesey RD , - , Teversham , , , , , , , - , Toft, Cambridgeshire, Toft , , 1934 , , , , Previously Caxton and Arrington RD , - , Trumpington , , , , 1934 , , Mostly taken into Cambridge MB , - , Waterbeach , , , , , , , - , Westwick, Cambridgeshire, Westwick , , , , , , , - , Willingham, Cambridgeshire, Willingham , , , , , , , -


References


A Vision of Britain through time: Chesterton RD
Districts of England created by the Local Government Act 1894 Districts of England abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 History of Cambridgeshire Rural districts of England