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Coordinates: 54°33′00″N 1°58′26″W / 54.550°N 1.974°W / 54.550; -1.974

Startforth
Geography
Status Rural district
1894 area 97,618 acres (395.05 km2)
1974 area 97,630 acres (395.1 km2)
History
Created 1894
Abolished 1974
Succeeded by Teesdale District
Demography
1901 population 5,009
1971 population 3,404

Startforth Rural District was a rural district in the North Riding of the historic county of Yorkshire in the Pennines of northern England.

It was formed in 1894 under the Local Government Act 1894. It constituted the part of the Teesdale Rural Sanitary District that was in the North Riding (the rest being in County Durham).

In 1974, the district was abolished and formed part of the Teesdale district of the non-metropolitan county of County Durham.

It comprised the area south of the River Tees between Cow Green Reservoir and Gainford, and north of the modern administrative border between County Durham and North Yorkshire.

The area is hilly and fairly sparsely populated. Places within it included:

Villages

Dales

Reservoirs and lakes

Fells and moors

  • Barningham Moor
  • Bowes Moor
  • Cotherstone Moor
  • Cronkley Fell
  • Holwick Fell
  • Hope Moor
  • Hunderthwaite Moor
  • Lune Moor
  • Mickle Fell
  • Scargill High Moor
  • Sleightholme Moor

Forests

  • Lune
  • Stainmore

Rivers and becks

Roads

The Pennine Way also passes through the area.

External links

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