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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN WILTSHIRE

The list below shows the civil registration districts in Wiltshire between 1837 and 1974. The same districts were used to compile the census returns for the years 1851 to 1921.

For the purposes of these pages, "Wiltshire" 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

Alderbury

Wiltshire

1837

1895

Renamed 1.6.1895 to become Salisbury registration district.

Amesbury

Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Salisbury district.

Andover

Hampshire

1837

1880

Partly in Wiltshire until 1.4.1880.

Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Trowbridge registration district.

Calne

Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Chippenham registration district.

Chippenham

Wiltshire

1938

2008

Abolished 1.4.2008 and added to Wiltshire registration district.

Cirencester

Gloucestershire

1837

1897

Partly in Wiltshire until 30.9.1897.

Cricklade

Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Swindon registration district.

Devizes

Wiltshire

1837

1998

Abolished 1.10.1998 and added to Devizes & Marlborough registration district.

Devizes & Marlborough

Wiltshire

1998

2008

Created 1.10.1998 from Devizes and Marlborough registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2008 and added to Wiltshire registration district.

Dursley

Gloucestershire

1837

1844

Partly in Wiltshire until 20.10.1844.

Faringdon

Berkshire

1837

1881

Partly in Wiltshire until 20.12.1881.

Fordingbridge

Hampshire

1837

1895

Partly in Wiltshire until 30.9.1895.

Highworth

Wiltshire

1837

1899

Abolished 1.5.1899 to become Swindon registration district.

Hungerford

Berkshire

1837

1936

Partly in Wiltshire until 1.4.1936.

Malmesbury

Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Chippenham registration district.

Marlborough

Wiltshire

1837

1998

Abolished 1.10.1998 and added to Devizes & Marlborough registration district.

Melksham

Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and divided between Trowbridge and Devizes registration districts.

Mere

Wiltshire

1837

1977

Abolished 1.1.1978 and added to Salisbury registration district.

New Forest

Hampshire

1837

1895

Partly in Wiltshire until 30.9.1895.

Pewsey

Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Devizes registration district.

Romsey

Hampshire

1837

1895

Partly in Wiltshire until 30.9.1895.

Salisbury

Wiltshire

1837

1869

Abolished 21.5.1869 and added to Alderbury registration district.

Salisbury

Wiltshire

1895

2008

Created 1.6.1895 by renaming Alderbury registration district. Abolished 1.4.2008 and added to Wiltshire registration district.

Stockbridge

Hampshire

1837

1883

Partly in Wiltshire until 25.3.1883.

Swindon

Wiltshire

1899

 

Created 1.5.1899 by renaming Highworth registration district.

Tetbury

Gloucestershire

1837

1930

Partly in Wiltshire until 31.3.1930.

Tisbury

Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Mere registration district.

Trowbridge

Wiltshire

1837

1936

Created 1.4.1936 out of Melksham and Bradford on Avon registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2008 and added to Wiltshire registration district.

Warminster

Wiltshire

1837

2008

Abolished 1.4.2008 and added to Wiltshire registration district.

Westbury

Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and added to Warminster registration district.

Wilton

Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 and divided between Salisbury and Warminster registration districts.

Wiltshire

Wiltshire

2008

 

Created 1.4.2008 from Chippenham, Devizes & Marlborough, Salisbury, Trowbridge and Warminster registration districts.

Wokingham

Berkshire

1837

1844

Partly in Wiltshire until 20.10.1844.


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