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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN DEVON

The list below shows the civil registration districts in Devon (sometimes known as "Devonshire") since 1837. The same districts were used to compile the census returns for the years 1851 to 1921.

For the purposes of these pages, "Devon" refers to:

Click on a district name in the table below 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

Axminster

Devon

1837

1936

Abolished 1.7.1936 and divided between Honiton and Bridport registration districts.

Barnstaple

Devon

1837

1998

Renamed 1.4.1998 to become North Devon registration district.

Bideford

Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 and added to Torridge registration district.

Chard

Somerset

1837

1895

Partly in Devon until 1.6.1895.

Crediton

Devon

1837

1936

Abolished 1.7.1936 and added to Devon Central registration district.

Devon

Devon

2007

 

Created 1.4.2007 from East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge and West Devon registration districts.

Devon Central

Devon

1936

1974

Created 1.7.1936 out of St. Thomas, Crediton and Honiton registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Exeter, Tiverton and Honiton registration districts.

Devonport

Devon

1898

1937

Created 9.11.1898 out of Stoke Damerel and Plympton St. Mary registration districts. Abolished 1.7.1937 and added to Plymouth registration district.

Dulverton

Somerset

1862

1896

Partly in Devon from 24.1.1862 to 31.3.1896.

East Devon

Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 from Honiton and Exeter registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2007 and added to Devon registration district.

East Stonehouse

Devon

1837

1937

Abolished 1.7.1937 and added to Plymouth registration district.

Exeter

Devon

1837

2007

Abolished 1.4.2007 and added to Devon registration district.

Holsworthy

Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 and added to Torridge registration district.

Honiton

Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 and added to East Devon registration district.

Kingsbridge

Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 and added to South Hams registration district.

Launceston

Cornwall

1837

1936

Partly in Devon until 1.7.1936.

Mid Devon

Devon

1978

2007

Created 1.7.1978 by renaming Tiverton registration district. Abolished 1.4.2007 and added to Devon registration district.

Newton Abbot

Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 and divided between Teignbridge and South Hams registration districts.

North Devon

Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 by renaming Barnstaple registration district. Abolished 1.4.2007 and added to Devon registration district.

Okehampton

Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 and added to West Devon registration district.

Plymouth

Devon

1837

 

 

Plympton

Devon

1936

1974

Created 1.7.1936 by renaming Plympton St. Mary registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Plymouth registration district.

Plympton St. Mary

Devon

1837

1936

Renamed 1.7.1936 to become Plympton registration district.

South Hams

Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 out of Kingsbridge, Newton Abbot, Plymouth and Torbay registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2007 and added to Devon registration district.

South Molton

Devon

1837

1936

Abolished 1.7.1936 and added to Barnstaple registration district.

St. Germans

Cornwall

1837

1895

Partly in Devon unil 1.4.1895.

St. Thomas

Devon

1837

1936

Abolished 1.7.1936 and divided between Devon Central, Exeter and Honiton registration districts.

Stoke Damerel

Devon

1837

1898

Abolished 9.11.1898 and added to Devonport registration district.

Taunton

Somerset

1837

1896

Partly in Devon until 30.9.1896.

Tavistock

Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 and added to West Devon registration district.

Teignbridge

Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 out of Newton Abbot registration district. Abolished 1.4.2007 and added to Devon registration district.

Tiverton

Devon

1837

1978

Renamed 1.7.1978 to become Mid Devon registration district.

Torbay

Devon

1968

 

Created 1.4.1968 out of Totnes and Newton Abbot registration districts.

Torridge

Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 from Bideford and Holsworthy registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2007 and added to Devon registration district.

Torrington

Devon

1837

1936

Abolished 1.7.1936 and added to Bideford registration district.

Totnes

Devon

1837

1968

Abolished 1.4.1968 and divided between Newton Abbot and Torbay registration districts.

Wellington

Somerset

1837

1936

Partly in Devon until 1.4.1936.

West Devon

Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 from Tavistock and Okehampton registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2007 and added to Devon registration district.


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