A rural district in exitence 1894-1915, created by the Local Government Act 1894, and surrounded the County Borough of Croydon.
In 1914 the Surrey County Council made orders for the abolition of the rural district, with its area to be reconstituted as three new urban districts (Wikipedia page ) or transferred to neighbouring rural districts. This was opposed by the County Borough of Croydon which sought to annex most of Beddington, Coulsdon, Sanderstead and Woodmansterne., Croydon's scheme was eventually defeated in parliament, and the break-up took place in 1915.
|Addington||Transferred to Godstone Rural District on abolition of rural district in 1915. Subsequently absorbed by County Borough of Croydon in 1925.|
|Beddington||Became part of Beddington and Wallington Urban District in 1915.|
|Coulsdon||Formed part of Coulsdon and Purley Urban District in 1915.|
|Merton||Formed Merton Urban District in 1907. Later merged into Merton and Morden Urban District in 1913.|
|Mitcham||Formed Mitcham Urban District in 1915|
|Morden||Merged with Merton Urban District to form Merton and Morden Urban District in 1913.|
|Sanderstead||Formed part of Coulsdon and Purley Urban District in 1915.|
|Wallington||Became part of Beddington and Wallington Urban District in 1915.|
|Woodmansterne||Transferred to Epsom Rural District in 1915. Subsequently formed part of Banstead Urban District in 1933|
The Wikipedia article on which this page is based is 
- ↑ The County Borough Problem - Croydon and Wimbledon schemes