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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN NORFOLK

The list below shows the civil registration districts in Norfolk since 1837. The same districts were used to compile the census returns for the years 1851 to 1921.

For the purposes of these pages, "Norfolk" 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

Acle

Norfolk

1939

1974

Created 1.1.1939 out of Blofield, Yarmouth & Flegg and Henstead registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Norwich Outer and Great Yarmouth registration districts.

Aylsham

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and divided between Norwich Outer, North Walsham and Fakenham registration districts.

Blofield

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and divided between Acle and Norwich Outer registration districts.

Depwade

Norfolk

1837

2011

Abolished 1.4.2014 and added to Norfolk registration district.

Docking

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and added to Fakenham registration district.

Downham

Norfolk

1837

2011

Abolished 1.4.2014 and added to Norfolk registration district.

East Dereham

Norfolk

1939

2011

Created 1.1.1939 by renaming Mitford registration district. Abolished 1.4.2014 and added to Norfolk registration district.

Ely

Cambridgeshire

1837

1895

Partly in Norfolk until 1895.

Erpingham

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and divided between North Walsham and Fakenham registration districts.

Fakenham

Norfolk

1939

2011

Created 1.1.1939 out of Docking, Walsingham, Aylsham and Erpingham registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2014 and added to Norfolk registration district.

Flegg

Norfolk

1837

1924

Abolished 1.1.1925 and added to Yarmouth & Flegg registration district.

Forehoe

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and added to Norwich Outer registration district.

Freebridge Lynn

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and added to King's Lynn registration district.

Great Yarmouth

Norfolk

1939

2011

Created 1.1.1939 out of Yarmouth & Flegg registration district. Abolished 1.4.2014 and added to Norfolk registration district.

Guiltcross

Norfolk

1837

1902

Abolished 1.4.1902 and divided between Wayland, Depwade and Thetford registration districts.

Henstead

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and divided between Norwich Outer and Acle registration districts.

Holbeach

Lincolnshire

1837

1897

Partly in Norfolk until 9.11.1897.

Hoxne

Suffolk

1837

1885

Partly in Norfolk until 25.3.1885.

King's Lynn

Norfolk

1837

2011

Abolished 1.4.2014 and added to Norfolk registration district.

Loddon

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and added to Norwich Outer registration district.

Mitford

Norfolk

1837

1938

Renamed 1.1.1939 to become East Dereham registration district.

Mutford

Suffolk

1837

1891

Partly in Norfolk until 1.7.1891.

Norfolk

Norfolk

2011

 

Created 1.4.2011 from Depwade, Downham, East Dereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn, North Walsham, Norwich and Wayland registration districts.

North Walsham

Norfolk

1939

2011

Created 1.1.1939 out of Erpingham, Smallburgh and Aylsham registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2014 and added to Norfolk registration district.

Norwich

Norfolk

1837

2011

Abolished 1.4.2014 and added to Norfolk registration district.

Norwich Outer

Norfolk

1939

1991

Created 1.1.1939 out of St. Faith's, Forehoe, Loddon, Aylsham, Henstead and Blofield registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1991 and added to Norwich registration district.

Smallburgh

Norfolk

1870

1938

Created 1.1.1870 by renaming Smallburgh registration district. Abolished 1.1.1939 and added to North Walsham registration district.

St. Faith's

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and added to Norwich Outer registration district.

Swaffham

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and added to Wayland registration district.

Thetford

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and divided between Wayland and Downham registration districts.

Tunstead

Norfolk

1837

1869

Renamed 1.1.1870 to become Smallburgh registration district.

Walsingham

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 and added to Fakenham registration district.

Wayland

Norfolk

1837

2011

Abolished 1.4.2014 and added to Norfolk registration district.

Wisbech

Cambridgeshire

1837

1938

Partly in Norfolk until 1.4.1938.

Yarmouth

Norfolk

1837

1924

Abolished 1.1.1925 and added to Yarmouth & Flegg registration district.

Yarmouth & Flegg

Norfolk

1925

1938

Created 1.1.1925 from Yarmouth and Flegg registration districts. Abolished 1.1.1939 and divided between Great Yarmouth and Acle registration districts.


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