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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN SHROPSHIRE

The list below shows the civil registration districts in Shropshire since 1837. The same districts were used to compile the census returns for the years 1851 to 1911.

For the purposes of these pages  "Shropshire" refers to:

Click on a district name to see the places and dates covered, or see the Index of Place Names for the whole of England and Wales.

Registration DIstrict

Registration County

From

To

Comments

Atcham Shropshire

1837

1935

Abolished 1.10.1935 to become part of Shrewsbury, Forden, Oswestry, and Clun registration districts.

Bridgnorth Shropshire

1837

2005

Abolished 1.9.2005 to become part of Shropshire registration district.

Bromsgrove Worcestershire

1837

1844

Partly in Shropshire until 20.10.1844.

Church Stretton Shropshire

1837

1935

Abolished 1.10.1935 to become part of Ludlow, Shrewsbury, and Bridgnorth registration districts.

Cleobury Mortimer Shropshire

1837

1935

Abolished 1.10.1935 to become part of Bridgnorth registration district.

Clun Shropshire

1837

2005

Abolished 1.9.2005 to become part of Shropshire registration district.

Ellesmere Shropshire

1837

1935

Abolished 1.10.1935 to become part of Oswestry, Overton, Whitchurch, and Shrewsbury registration districts.

Forden Montgomeryshire

1870

1935

Created 1.7.1870 by renaming Montgomery registration district. Partly in Shropshire until 1.10.1935.

Kidderminster Worcestershire

1837

1895

Partly in Shropshire until 30.9.1895.

Knighton Radnorshire

1837

1933

Partly in Shropshire until 1.4.1933.

Ludlow Shropshire

1837

2005

Abolished 1.9.2005 to become part of Shropshire registration district.

Madeley Shropshire

1837

1935

Abolished 1.10.1935 to become part of Wenlock, Wellington, and Shrewsbury registration districts.

Market Drayton Shropshire

1837

1935

Abolished 1.10.1935 to become part of Whitchurch and Newcastle under Lyme registration districts.

Montgomery Montgomeryshire

1837

1870

Abolished 1.7.1870 to become part of Forden registration district.

Newport Shropshire

1837

1935

Abolished 1.10.1935 to become part of Wellington, Stafford and Cannock registration districts.

North Shropshire Shropshire

1970

2005

Created 1.1.1970 by renaming Whitchurch registration district. Abolished 1.9.2005 to become part of Shropshire registration district.

Oswestry Shropshire

1837

2005

Abolished 1.9.2005 to become part of Shropshire registration district.

Seisdon Staffordshire

1837

1839

Created 1.7.1837. Abolished 31.3.1839 to become part of Wolverhampton registration district.

Shifnal Shropshire

1837

1935

Abolished 1.10.1935 to become part of Wellington, Cannock, and Bilston registration districts.

Shrewsbury Shropshire

1837

1871

Abolished 1.10.1871 to become part of Atcham registration district.

Shrewsbury Shropshire

1935

2005

Created 1.10.1935 out of Atcham, Church Stretton, Madeley and Ellesmere registration districts. Abolished 1.9.2005 to become part of Shropshire registration district.

Shropshire Shropshire

2005

 

Created 1.9.2005 from Bridgnorth, Clun, Ludlow, North Shropshire, Oswestry and Shrewsbury registration districts.

Stourbridge Worcestershire

1837

1844

Partly in Shropshire until 20.10.1844.

Telford & Wrekin Shropshire

1998

 

Created 1.4.1998 by renaming Wrekin registration district.

Tenbury Worcestershire

1837

1934

Partly in Shropshire until 1.7.1934.

Wellington Shropshire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Wrekin registration district.

Wem Shropshire

1837

1935

Abolished 1.10.1935 to become part of Whitchurch registration district.

Wenlock Shropshire

1935

1948

Created 1.10.1935 out of Madeley registration district. Abolished 1.7.1948 to become part of Bridgnorth registration district.

West Bromwich Staffordshire

1837

1844

Partly in Shropshire until 20.10.1844.

Whitchurch Shropshire

1837

1838

Abolished 15.1.1838 to become part of Wem registration district.

Whitchurch Shropshire

1853

1969

Created 4.4.1853 out of Ellesmere, Great Boughton, Nantwich, Wem and Wrexham registration districts. Abolished 1.1.1970 to become North Shropshire registration district.

Wolverhampton Staffordshire

1837

1935

Partly in Shropshire until 1.4.1935.

Wrekin Shropshire

1974

1998

Created 1.4.1974 out of Wellington registration district. Abolished 1.4.1998 to become Telford & Wrekin registration district.

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