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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN SUSSEX

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

For the purposes of these pages, "Sussex " 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

Battle

Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1977 and added to Hastings & Rother registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1977

Brighton

Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.11.1998 and added to Brighton & Hove registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1998

Brighton & Hove

East Sussex

1998

 

Created 1.11.1998 from Brighton and Hove registration districts.

Chailey

Sussex

1837

1838

Abolished 15.1.1838 and added to Lewes registration district.

Chanctonbury

Sussex

1935

1974

Created 1.4.1935 out of Thakeham and Steyning registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Worthing registration district.

Chichester

Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.2010 and added to West Sussex registration district.

West Sussex

1974

2010

Cranbrook

Kent

1837

1886

Partly in Sussex until 25.3.1886.

Crawley

West Sussex

1974

2010

Created 1.4.1974 out of Horsham, Uckfield and Cuckfield registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2010 and added to West Sussex registration district.

Crowborough

East Sussex

2000

2008

Created 1.1.2000 by renaming Uckfield registration district. Abolished 1.5.2008 and added to East Sussex registration district.

Cuckfield

Sussex

1837

1974

Renamed 1.10.1980 to become Haywards Heath registration district.

West Sussex

1974

1980

Eastbourne

Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.5.2008 and added to East Sussex registration district.

East Sussex

1974

2008

East Grinstead

Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 and divided between Uckfield and Cuckfield registration districts.

East Preston

Sussex

1870

1935

Created 1.1.1870 out of Worthing registration district. Abolished 1.4.1935 and divided between Worthing and Chichester registration districts.

East Sussex

East Sussex

2008

 

Created 1.5.2008 from Crowborough, Eastbourne, Hastings & Rother and Lewes registration districts.

Farnborough

Hampshire

1846

1869

Partly in Sussex from 28.5.1846 to 1.7.1869.

Farnham

Surrey

1837

1846

Partly in Sussex from 1.7.1837 to 28.5.1846.

Hailsham

Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1976 and added to Eastbourne registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1976

Hambledon

Surrey

1837

1884

Partly in Sussex until 25.3.1885.

Hastings

Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1977 and added to Hastings & Rother registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1977

Hastings & Rother

East Sussex

1977

2008

Created 1.4.1977 from Battle and Hastings registration districts. Abolished 1.5.2008 and added to East Sussex registration district.

Haywards Heath

West Sussex

1980

2010

Created 1.10.1980 by renaming Cuckfield registration district. Abolished 1.4.2010 and added to West Sussex registration district.

Horsham

Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.2010 and added to West Sussex registration district.

West Sussex

1974

2010

Hove

Sussex

1935

1974

Created 1.4.1935 out of Steyning registration district. Abolished 1.11.1998 and added to Brighton & Hove registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1998

Lewes

Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.5.2008 and added to East Sussex registration district.

East Sussex

1974

2008

Midhurst

Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 and added to Midhurst & Petworth registration district.

Midhurst & Petworth

Sussex

1935

1974

Created 1.4.1935 out of Midhurst and Petworth registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Chichester registration district.

Newhaven

Sussex

1837

1839

Abolished 31.3.1839 and added to Lewes registration district.

Newhaven

Sussex

1901

1935

Created 1.10.1901 out of Lewes registration district. Abolished 1.4.1935 and added to Lewes registraion district.

Petersfield

Hampshire

1837

1894

Partly in Sussex until 1894.

Petworth

Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 and added to Midhurst & Petworth registration district.

Rye

Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 and added to Battle registration district.

Steyning

Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 and divided between Hove, Worthing, Chanctonbury and Cuckfield registration districts.

Thakeham

Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 and divided between Chanctonbury, Worthing and Horsham registration districts.

Ticehurst

Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 and divided between Battle, Uckfield and Tonbridge registration districts.

Tonbridge

Kent

1837

1895

Partly in Sussex until 30.9.1895.

Uckfield

Sussex

1837

1974

Renamed 1.1.2000 to become Crowborough registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1999

Westbourne

Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 and added to Chichester registration district.

West Firle

Sussex

1837

1838

Abolished 15.1.1838 and added to Lewes registration district.

West Sussex

West Sussex

2010

 

Created 1.4.2010 from Chichester, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Horsham and Worthing registration districts.

Westhampnett

Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 and added to Chichester registration district.

Worthing

Sussex

1837

1869

Abolished 1.1.1870 and divided between East Preston, Steyning and Thakeham registration districts.

Worthing

Sussex

1935

1974

Created 1.4.1935 out of East Preston, Steyning and Thakeham registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2010 and added to West Sussex registration district.

West Sussex

1974

2010


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