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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN LANCASHIRE

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

For the purposes of these pages, "Lancashire" 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

Amounderness

Lancashire

1935

1974

Created 1.4.1935 sout of Preston registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Preston & South Ribble and Ribble Valley registration districts.

Ashton

Lancashire

1937

1974

Created 1.4.1937 out of Ashton under Lyne registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Tameside and Oldham registration districts.

Ashton & Oldham

Lancashire

1837

1848

Abolished 31.3.1848 to become part of Ashton under Lyne and Oldham registration districts.

Ashton under Lyne

Lancashire

1848

1937

Created 31.3.1848 out of Ashton & Oldham registration district. Abolished 1.4.1937 to become part of Ashton and Hyde registration districts.

Barrow in Furness

Lancashire

1876

1974

Transferred to the county of Cumbria on 1.4.1974.

Barton

Lancashire

1934

1984

Created 1.10.1934 out of Barton upon Irwell, Salford and Bury registration districts. Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Barton upon Irwell

Lancashire

1850

1934

Created 1.1.1850 out of Chorlton and Worsley registration districts. Abolished 1.10.1934 to become part of Barton registration district.

Barton, Worsley & Flixton

Lancashire

1838

1841

Created 17.12.1838 out of Salford registration district. Abolished 12.3.1841 to become part of Chorlton and Worsley registration districts.

Blackburn

Lancashire

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Blackburn with Darwen and Preston & South Ribble registration districts.

Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire

1998

 

Created 1.4.1998 out of Blackburn registration district.

Blackpool

Lancashire

1936

1974

Created 1.10.1936 out of Fylde registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Blackpool & Fylde registration district.

Blackpool

Lancashire

1998

 

Created 1.4.1998 out of Blackpool & Fylde registration district.

Blackpool & Fylde

Lancashire

1974

1998

Created 1.4.1974 out of Blackpool and Fylde registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1998 to become parts of Blackpool and Fleetwood & Fylde registration districts.

Bolton

Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Bootle

Lancashire

1934

1974

Created 1.10.1934 out of West Derby registration district. Transferred to the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974.

Burnley

Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Burnley & Pendle registration district.

Burnley & Pendle

Lancashire

1974

2005

Created 1.4.1974 out of Nelson, Burnley, and Staincliffe registration districts. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Bury

Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Chorley

Lancashire

1837

2005

Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Chorlton

Lancashire

1837

1924

Abolished 1.1.1925 (to become Manchester South registration district.

Clitheroe

Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Ribble Valley registration district.

Crosby

Lancashire

1934

1974

Created 1.10.1934 out of West Derby and Ormskirk registration districts. Transferred to the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974.

Darwen

Lancashire

1937

1974

Created 1.1.1937 out of Blackburn registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Blackburn, Hyndburn & Rossendale, and Ribble Valley registration districts.

Farnworth

Lancashire

1935

1974

Created 1.10.1935 out of Barton and Bolton registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Bolton and Blackburn registration districts.

Fleetwood

Lancashire

1974

1982

Created 1.4.1974 out of Fylde registration district. Abolished 1.4.1982 to become part of Blackpool & Fylde registration district.

Fleetwood & Fylde

Lancashire

1998

2005

Created 1.4.1998 out of Blackpool & Fylde registration district. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Fylde

Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Fleetwood and Blackpool & Fylde registration districts.

Garstang

Lancashire

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Lancaster registration district.

Haslingden

Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Hyndburn & Rossendale registration district.

Heywood

Lancashire

1934

1974

Created 1.4.1934 out of Bury, Manchester North and Rochdale registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Bury, Rochdale, and Hyndburn & Rossendale registration districts.

Horwich

Lancashire

1935

1967

Created 1.10.1935 out of Bolton and Wigan registration districts. Abolished 1.1.1968 to become part of Farnworth registration district.

Hyndburn & Rossendale

Lancashire

1974

2005

Created 1.4.1974 out of Haslingden, Darwen, Littleborough, and Heywood registration districts. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Ince

Lancashire

1936

1974

Created 1.7.1936 out of Wigan registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Wigan, St. Helens, and West Lancashire registration districts.

Kendal

Westmorland

1837

1895

Partly in Lancashire until 30.9.1895.

Lancashire

Lancashire

2005

 

Created 1.6.2005 (from Burnley & Pendle, Chorley, Fleetwood & Fylde, Hyndburn & Rossendale, Lancaster, Preston & South Ribble, Ribble Valley, and West Lancashire registration districts.

Lancaster

Lancashire

1837

2005

Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Leigh

Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Littleborough

Lancashire

1936

1974

Created 1.10.1936 out of Rochdale registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Rochdale and Hyndburn & Rossendale registration districts.

Liverpool

Lancashire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.10.1934 to become part of Liverpool South registration district.

Liverpool

Lancashire

1969

1974

Created 1.10.1969 out of Liverpool North and Liverpool South registration districts. Transferred to the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974.

Liverpool North

Lancashire

1934

1969

Created 1.10.1934 out of West Derby registration district. Abolished 1.10.1969 to become part of Liverpool registration district.

Liverpool South

Lancashire

1934

1969

Created 1.4.1934 out of Liverpool and Prescot registration districts. Abolished 1.10.1969 to become part of Liverpool registration district.

Lunesdale

Lancashire

1869

1974

Created 1.7.1869 out of Lancaster registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Lancaster registration district.

Manchester

Lancashire

1837

1924

Abolished 1.1.1925 to become part of Manchester North registration district.

Manchester

Lancashire

1939

1974

Created 1.4.1939 out of Manchester North and Manchester South registration districts. Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Manchester North

Lancashire

1925

1939

Created 1.1.1925 from Prestwich and Manchester registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1939 to become part of Manchester and Ashton under Lyne registration districts.

Manchester South

Lancashire

1925

1939

Created 1.1.1925 (by renaming Chorlton registration district. Abolished 1.4.1939 to become part of Manchester registration district.

Middleton

Lancashire

1933

1974

Created 1.10.1933 out of Oldham, Bury, and Manchester North registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Oldham and Rochdale registration districts.

Nelson

Lancashire

1936

1974

Created 1.4.1936 out of Burnley registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Burnley & Pendle and Ribble Valley registration districts.

Newton

Lancashire

1934

1974

Created 1.4.1934 out of Warrington registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Warrington and St. Helens registration districts.

Oldham

Lancashire

1848

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Ormskirk

Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of West Lancashire, Crosby, and Knowsley registration districts.

Prescot

Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Knowsley and St. Helens registration districts.

Preston

Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Preston & South Ribble registration district.

Preston & South Ribble

Lancashire

1974

2005

Created 1.4.1974 out of Amounderness, Preston, and Chorley registration districts. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Prestwich

Lancashire

1875

1924

Created 1.10.1874 out of Manchester registration district. Abolished 1.1.1925 to become part of Manchester North registration district.

Ribble Valley

Lancashire

1974

2005

Created 1.4.1974 out of Clitheroe, Amounderness, Darwen, Ewecross and Nelson registration districts. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Rochdale

Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Saddleworth

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1894

Partly in Lancashire until 1894.

Salford

Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Southport

Lancashire

1934

1974

Created 1.4.1934 out of Ormskirk registration district. Transferred to the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974.

St. Helens

Lancashire

1935

1974

Transferred to the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974.

Stockport

Cheshire

1837

1913

Partly in Lancashire until 9.11.1913.

Todmorden

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1889

Partly in Lancashire until 1889.

Toxteth Park

Lancashire

1881

1922

Created 1.7.1881 out of West Derby registration district. Abolished 1.9.1922 to become part of Liverpool registration district.

Ulverston

Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Cumbria on 1.4.1974.

Warrington

Lancashire

1837

1974

See Cheshire after 1974.

West Derby

Lancashire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.10.1934 to become part of Liverpool North, Bootle, and Crosby registration districts.

West Lancashire

Lancashire

1974

2005

Created 1.4.1974 out of Ormskirk, Ince, and Crosby registration districts. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Widnes

Lancashire

1964

1974

Created 1.10.1964 out of Prescot registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Halton, Knowsley, St. Helens, and Warrington registration districts.

Wigan

Lancashire

1837

1895

Abolished 1.8.1995 to become part of Wigan & Leigh registration district.

Worsley

Lancashire

1841

1850

Created 12.3.1841 out of Barton, Worsley & Flixton registration district. Abolished 1.1.1850 to become part of Barton upon Irwell registration district.


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