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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN YORKSHIRE WEST RIDING

The list below shows the civil registration districts in Yorkshire West Riding 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 "Yorkshire West Riding" refers to:

The county of Yorkshire West Riding was abolished on 1.4.1974 and added to the counties of West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Humberside.

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

Barkston Ash

Yorkshire West Riding

1947

1974

Created 1.1.1947 out of Tadcaster, Wetherby, Selby, Pontefract and Knaresborough registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Leeds, York, Selby and Claro registration districts.

Barnsley

Yorkshire West Riding

1850

1974

Created 28.3.1850 out of Ecclesfield registration district. Transfererd to South Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Bradford

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transfererd to West Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Bramham

Yorkshire West Riding

1862

1869

Created 28.5.1862 out of Tadcaster registration district. Abolished 21.8.1869 and divided between Wetherby and Tadcaster registration districts.

Bramley

Yorkshire West Riding

1863

1925

Created 5.2.1863 out of Kirkstall registration district. Abolished 1.10.1925 and added to Bramley & Holbeck registration district.

Bramley & Holbeck

Yorkshire West Riding

1925

1929

Created 1.10.1925 from Bramley and Holbeck registration districts. Abolished 1.3.1929 and added to Leeds South registration district.

Burnley

Lancashire

1837

1895

Partly in Yorkshire West Riding until 1.6.1895.

Calder

Yorkshire West Riding

1938

1974

Created 1.4.1938 out of Halifax registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Halifax and Bradford registration districts.

Castleford

Yorkshire West Riding

1862

1868

Created 30.5.1862 out of Pontefract registration district. Abolished 1.1.1868 and added to Pontefract registration district.

Claro

Yorkshire West Riding

1947

1974

Created 1.1.1947 out of Knaresborough, Ripon, Great Ouseburn, Pateley Bridge and Wetherby registration districts. Transfererd to North Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Clitheroe

Lancashire

1837

1937

Partly in Yorkshire West Riding until 1.4.1937.

Dewsbury

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transfererd to West Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Doncaster

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transfererd to South Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Don Valley

Yorkshire West Riding

1938

1974

Created 1.7.1938 out of Doncaster registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Doncaster and Barnsley registration districts.

Ecclesall Bierlow

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 and divided between Sheffield and Chesterfield registration districts.

Ecclesfield

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1850

Abolished 28.3.1850 and divided between Barnsley, Wortley and Wakefield registration districts.

Ewecross

Yorkshire West Riding

1947

1974

Created 1.1.1947 out of Settle and Skipton registration districts. Transfererd to North Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Goole

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transferred to Humberside on 1.4.1974.

Great Ouseburn

Yorkshire West Riding

1854

1946

Created 5.8.1854 out of Knaresborough and Ripon, York and Easingwold districts. Abolished 1.1.1947 and added to Claro registration district.

Halifax

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transfererd to West Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Hemsworth

Yorkshire West Riding

1850

1974

Created 11.11.1850 out of Barnsley and Pontefract registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Pontefract, Barnsley and Selby registration districts.

Holbeck

Yorkshire West Riding

1862

1925

Created 16.10.1862 out of Hunslet registration district. Abolished 1.10.1925 and added to Bramley & Holbeck registration district.

Huddersfield

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transfererd to West Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Hunslet

Yorkshire West Riding

1845

1929

Created 13.1.1845 out of Leeds registration district. Abolished 1.3.1929 and added to Leeds South registration district.

Keighley

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 and divided between Worth Valley and Staincliffe registration districts.

Kirkdeighton

Yorkshire West Riding

1861

1869

Created 28.6.1861 out of Wetherby registration district. Abolished 21.8.1869 and divided between Great Ouseburn and Wetherby registration districts.

Kirkstall

Yorkshire West Riding

1862

1869

Created 8.11.1862 out of Hunslet registration district. Abolished 21.8.1869 and divided between Bramley, Leeds, Hunslet, Holbeck, Tadcaster and Wetherby registration districts.

Knaresborough

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 and divided between Claro and Barkston Ash registration districts.

Leeds

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1929

Abolished 1.3.1929 to become by Leeds North registration district. 

Leeds

Yorkshire West Riding

1939

1974

Created 1.4.1939 out of Leeds North, Leeds South, Tadcaster, Wetherby and Wharfedale registration districts. Transfererd to West Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Leeds North

Yorkshire West Riding

1929

1939

Created 1.3.1929 by renaming Leeds registration district. Abolished 1.4.1939 and added to Leeds registration district.

Leeds South

Yorkshire West Riding

1929

1939

Created 1.3.1929 from Bramley & Holbeck and Hunslet registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1939 and added to Leeds registration district.

Lower Agbrigg

Yorkshire West Riding

1939

1974

Created 1.1.1939 out of Wakefield registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Wakefield and Leeds registration districts.

North Bierley

Yorkshire West Riding

1892

1939

Created 1.1.1892 out of Bradford registration district. Abolished 1.1.1939 and divided between Bradford, Keighley, Wharfedale, Spen Valley and Leeds South registration districts 

Otley

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1869

Abolished 21.8.1869 and divided between Wharfedale and Wetherby registration districts.

Pateley Bridge

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 and added to Claro registration district.

Penistone

Yorkshire West Riding

1911

1946

Created 1.1.1911 out of Wortley registration district. Abolished 1.1.1947 and divided between Staincross and Upper Agbrigg registration districts.

Pontefract

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transfererd to West Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Ripon

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 and added to Claro registration district.

Rotherham

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transfererd to South Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Rother Valley

Yorkshire West Riding

1938

1974

Created 1.4.1938 out of Rotherham registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Rotherham registration district.

Saddleworth

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Oldham registration district.

Sedbergh

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Kendal registration district.

Selby

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transfererd to North Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Settle

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 and divided between Ewecross and Staincliffe registration districts.

Sheffield

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transfererd to South Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Skipton

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 and divided between Staincliffe and Ewecross registration districts.

Spen Valley

Yorkshire West Riding

1939

1974

Created 1.1.1939 out of Dewsbury and North Bierley registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Dewsbury and Leeds registration districts.

Staincliffe

Yorkshire West Riding

1947

1974

Created 1.1.1947 out of Skipton, Keighley and Settle registration districts. Transfererd to North Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Staincross

Yorkshire West Riding

1938

1974

Created 1.7.1938 out of Barnsley registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Barnsley registration district.

Tadcaster

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 and divided between Barkston Ash and Pontefract registration districts.

Thorne

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 and added to Don Valley registration district.

Todmorden

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transfererd to West Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Upper Agbrigg

Yorkshire West Riding

1939

1974

Created 1.7.1939 out of Huddersfield registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 and added to Huddersfield registration district.

Wakefield

Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Transfererd to West Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Wetherby

Yorkshire West Riding

1854

1946

Created 5.8.1854 out of Knaresborough registration district. Abolished 1.1.1947 and divided between Barkston Ash and Claro registration districts.

Wharfedale

Yorkshire West Riding

1861

1974

Created 4.6.1861 out of Hunslet and Otley registration districts. Transfererd to West Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.

Worksop

Nottinghamshire

1837

1936

Partly in Yorkshire West Riding until 1.1.1937.

Worth Valley

Yorkshire West Riding

1947

1974

Created 1.1.1947 out of Keighley registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Worth Valley and Bradford registration districts.

Wortley

Yorkshire West Riding

1838

1974

Created 1.10.1838. out of Ecclesfield registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 and divided between Sheffield and Barnsley registration districts.

York

Yorkshire East Riding

1837

1938

 

Yorkshire West Riding

1939

1974

Transfererd to North Yorkshire on 1.4.1974.


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