Coordinates: 53°57′40″N 2°00′43″W / 53.961°N
2.012°W / 53.961; -2.012
Skipton was a rural district in the West
Riding of Yorkshire from 1894 to 1974. It was named after Skipton,
which constituted an urban district on its southern border.
The district was expanded in 1937 by taking in the parishes of Steeton
with Eastburn and
Sutton-in-Craven from the disbanded Keighley Rural
It was abolished in 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, and was
split three ways. The parishes of Addingham,
Kildwick and Steeton with
Eastburn went to the Metropolitan Borough of Bradford in West
Yorkshire; the parishes of Bracewell, Brogden and
part of the
Pendle district of Lancashire, with the rest going to the
Craven district of North Yorkshire.
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