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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN SOMERSET

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

For the purposes of these pages, "Somerset" 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

Axbridge

Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Weston-super-Mare registration district.

Bath

Somerset

1837

1974

Transferred to Avon on 1.4.1974.

Bath & North East Somerset

Somerset

1996

 

Created:1.4.1996 out of Bath and Bristol registration districts.

Bathavon

Somerset

1936

1974

Created:1.4.1936 out of Bath, Keynsham and Clutton registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Bath and Bristol registration districts.

Beaminster

Dorset

1837

1895

Partly in Somerset until 30.9.1895.

Bedminster

Somerset

1837

1898

Renamed 1.4.1899 to become Long Ashton registration district.

Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire

1837

1882

Partly in Somerset until 1.1.1883.

Bridgwater

Somerset

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Sedgemoor and Yeovil registration districts.

Chard

Somerset

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Yeovil registration district.

Clutton

Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and divided between Norton Radstock, Bathavon and Wells registration districts.

Dulverton

Somerset

1837

1838

Abolished 15.1.1838 and added to Tiverton registration district.

Dulverton

Somerset

1855

1936

Created:1.1.1855 out of Tiverton registration district. Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Exmoor registration district.

Exmoor

Somerset

1936

1974

Created:1.4.1936 out of Williton and Dulverton registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to West Somerset registration district.

Frome

Somerset

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Mendip registration district.

Keynsham

Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and divided between Chipping Sodbury, Bathavon, Bristol and Chipping Sodbury registration districts.

Langport

Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Bridgwater registration district.

Long Ashton

Somerset

1899

1936

Created:1.1.1899 by renaming Bedminster registration district. Abolished 1.4.1936 and divided between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol registration districts.

Mendip

Somerset

1974

2007

Created:1.4.1974 out of Wells, Frome, Norton Radstock and Weston-super-Mare registration districts. Abolished 1.1.2008 and added to Somerset registration district.

Mere

Wiltshire

1837

1896

Partly in Somerset until 30.9.1896.

North Somerset

Somerset

1996

 

Created:1.4.1996 out of Weston-super-Mare and Bristol registration districts.

Norton Radstock

Somerset

1936

1974

Created:1.4.1936 out of Clutton, Frome and Shepton Mallet registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Bath and Mendip registration districts.

Sedgemoor

Somerset

1974

2007

Created:1.4.1974 out of Bridgwater and Weston-super-Mare registration districts. Abolished 1.1.2008 and added to Somerset registration district.

Shepton Mallet

Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and divided between Wells, Frome and Norton Radstock registration districts.

Sherborne

Dorset

1837

1895

Partly in Somerset until 30.9.1895.

Somerset

Somerset

2008

 

Created:1.1.2008 from Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton and West Somerset registration districts.

South Somerset

Somerset

2003

2007

Created:1.4.2003 by renaming Yeovil registration district. Abolished 1.1.2008 and added to Somerset registration district.

Taunton

Somerset

1837

1974

Renamed 1.4.1974 to become Taunton Deane registration district.

Taunton

Somerset

1996

2007

Created:1.4.1996 by renaming Taunton Deane registration district. Abolished 1.1.2008 and added to Somerset registration district.

Taunton Deane

Somerset

1974

1996

Created:1.4.1974 by renaming Taunton registration district. Renamed 1.4.1996 to become Taunton registration district.

Tiverton

Devon

1837

1854

Partly in Somerset until 1.1.1855.

Wellington

Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and divided between Taunton and Tiverton registration districts.

Wells

Somerset

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Mendip registration district.

Weston-super-Mare

Somerset

1837

1974

Transferred to Avon on 1.4.1974.

West Somerset

Somerset

1974

2007

Created:1.4.1974 by renaming Exmoor registration district. Abolished 1.1.2008 and added to Somerset registration district.

Williton

Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Exmoor registration district.

Wincanton

Somerset

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Yeovil registration district.

Yeovil

Somerset

1837

2003

Abolished 1.4.2003 to become South Somerset registration district.


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