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Whiston Rural District was a rural district of the administrative county of Lancashiremarker, England. It was created in 1895 by renaming the Prescot Rural District when the parish of Prescotmarker was removed from that rural district and created a separate urban district. Later the parish of Spekemarker was incorporated into the City of Liverpool and Dittonmarker into the Municipal Borough of Widnes. In 1922 the parish of Kirkbymarker was added from the disbanded Sefton Rural Districtmarker and removed again in 1958 when it was created a separate urban district. It was named after and administered from Whistonmarker. In 1934 and 1954 parts of Windle and Eccleston were removed and placed in St Helens CB

The district was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 on 1 April 1974. Its ten civil parishes were split between the Merseyside metropolitan boroughs of Knowsleymarker and St Helensmarker and the Cheshiremarker boroughs of Haltonmarker and Warringtonmarker as follows:




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