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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 1911.

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 to become part of Norwich Outer and Great Yarmouth registration districts.

Aylsham

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Norwich Outer, North Walsham, and Fakenham registration districts.

Blofield

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Acle and Norwich Outer registration districts.

Depwade

Norfolk

1837

2011

Abolished 1.4.2014 to become part of Norfolk registration district.

Docking

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Fakenham registration district.

Downham

Norfolk

1837

2011

Abolished 1.4.2014 to become part of Norfolk registration district.

East Dereham

Norfolk

1939

 

Created 1.1.1939 by renaming Mitford registration district.

Ely

Cambridgeshire

1837

1895

Partly in Norfolk until 1895.

Erpingham

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of 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 to become part of Norfolk registration district.

Flegg

Norfolk

1837

1924

Abolished 1.1.1925 to become part of Yarmouth & Flegg registration district.

Forehoe

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Norwich Outer registration district.

Freebridge Lynn

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Kings Lynn registration district.

Great Yarmouth

Norfolk

1939

2011

Created 1.1.1939 out of Yarmouth & Flegg registration district. Abolished 1.4.2014 to become part of Norfolk registration district.

Guiltcross

Norfolk

1837

1902

Abolished 1.4.1902 to become part of Wayland, Depwade and Thetford registration districts.

Henstead

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of 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.

Kings Lynn

Norfolk

1837

2011

Abolished 1.4.2014 to become part of Norfolk registration district.

Loddon

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Norwich Outer registration district.

Mitford

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 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, Kings 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 to become part of Norfolk registration district.

Norwich

Norfolk

1837

2011

Abolished 1.4.2014 to become part of Norfolk registration district.

Norwich Outer

Norfolk

1939

1991

Created 1.1.1939 out of St. Faiths, Forehoe, Loddon, Aylsham, Henstead, and Blofield registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1991 to become part of Norwich registration district.

Smallburgh

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of North Walsham registration district.

St. Faiths

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Norwich Outer registration district.

Swaffham

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Wayland registration district.

Thetford

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Wayland and Downham registration districts.

Tunstead

Norfolk

1837

1869

Abolished 1.1.1870 renamed Smallburgh registration district.

Walsingham

Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Fakenham registration district.

Wayland

Norfolk

1837

2011

Abolished 1.4.2014 to become part of Norfolk registration district.

Wisbech

Cambridgeshire

1837

1938

Partly in Norfolk until 1.4.1938.

Yarmouth

Norfolk

1837

1924

Abolished 1.1.1925 to become part of Yarmouth & Flegg registration district.

Yarmouth & Flegg

Norfolk

1925

1938

Created 1.1.1925 from Yarmouth and Flegg registration districts. Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Great Yarmouth and Acle registration districts.


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