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
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 District .
It was abolished in 1974, under the
Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972 , and
was split three ways. The parishes of
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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