Newark Rural District

Newark was a rural district in Nottinghamshire, England from 1894 to 1974.

Newark Rural District
Newark Rural District, Nottinghamshire (1970).svg
Newark Rural District shown within Nottinghamshire in 1970.
 • Created1894
 • Abolished1974
 • Succeeded byNewark and Sherwood
StatusRural District
 • HQNewark-on-Trent

It was formed by the Local Government Act 1894 from the Newark rural sanitary district. The district was long and thin, being far more distance from the far north to the far south than it was lengthwise, as much of the Newark RSD had been in Lincolnshire, and went to form the Claypole Rural District.

The district was amended slightly in 1935 under a County Review Order, losing some area to Newark, but taking some parishes from Southwell Rural District.

In 1974 it was abolished under the Local Government Act 1972, becoming part of a Newark and Sherwood district along with Southwell RD and the Newark borough.


Coordinates: 53°07′N 0°46′W / 53.12°N 0.77°W / 53.12; -0.77