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Kennet District

Shown within non-metropolitan Wiltshiremarker

Status: District
Region: South West England
Admin. County: Wiltshiremarker
- Total
Ranked 28th
966.62 km²
Admin. HQ: Devizesmarker
ONS code: 46UB
- Total ( )
- Density


/ km²

Ethnicity: 96.7% White
1.0% S.Asian
1.0% Mixed Race
0.6% Black
0.7% Chinese or other


Kennet District Council

Leadership: Alternative - Sec.31
MP: Michael Ancram (Devizesmarker)
Kennet was a non-metropolitan local government district in Wiltshiremarker, Englandmarker, abolished as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England. It was named after the River Kennetmarker.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the municipal boroughs of Devizes, Marlboroughmarker, and Devizes Rural District, Marlborough and Ramsbury Rural Districtmarker and Pewsey Rural District.

The district council was based at offices in Devizesmarker. It was abolished on 1 April 2009 as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England, when its functions were taken over by the new Wiltshire Council unitary authority.

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