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South Mimms Rural District (1894-1934) and Potters Bar Urban District (1934-1974) were local government districts occupying the area around the town of Potters Barmarker, Englandmarker.

The change from a rural district to an urban district occurred in 1934; with the new district retaining the same boundaries. The urban district was transferred from Middlesex to Hertfordshire in 1965.

South Mimms

South Mimms within Middlesex in 1911
South Mimms Rural District was created in 1894 by the Local Government Act 1894 and consisted entirely of the parish of South Mimmsmarker in Middlesexmarker (part of which went to form the South Mimms Urbanmarker parish in Hertfordshiremarker that same year).

South Mimms had been the only parish from Middlesex in the Barnet rural sanitary district, the rest of which had been in Hertfordshiremarker and had gone on to form the Barnet Rural Districtmarker of that county.

The South Mimms parish and rural district was affected by minor boundary changes in 1894, 1896, 1924 and 1926 In 1934 the rural district was abolished.

Potters Bar

Potters bar within Middlesex in 1961
The rural district was replaced with Potters Bar Urban District, which covered the same area.

The Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London considered the district for inclusion in Greater Londonmarker. However in 1965, when Middlesex was abolished and its former area was transferred to Greater London under the London Government Act 1963, the Potters Bar Urban District was instead transferred to Hertfordshire.

In 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, the urban district was abolished and its former area was combined with that of Elstree Rural Districtmarker, Bushey Urban Districtmarker and part of Watford Rural Districtmarker to form the present-day borough of Hertsmeremarker.

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