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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN DEVON

The list below shows the civil registration districts in Devon (sometimes known as "Devonshire") since 1837. The same districts were used to compile the census returns for the years 1851 to 1911.

For the purposes of these pages, "Devon" 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

Axminster Devon

1837

1936

Abolished 1.7.1936 to become part of Honiton and Bridport registration districts.

Barnstaple Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become North Devon registration district.

Bideford Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Torridge registration district.

Chard Somerset

1837

1895

Partly in Devon until 1.6.1895.

Crediton Devon

1837

1936

Abolished 1.7.1936 to become part of Devon Central registration district.

Devon Devon

2007

 

Created 1.4.2007 from East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Torridge, West Devon

Devon Central Devon

1936

1974

Created 1.7.1936 out of St. Thomas, Crediton, and Honiton registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Exeter, Tiverton, and Honiton registration districts.

Devonport Devon

1898

1937

Created 9.11.1898 out of Stoke Damerel and Plympton St. Mary registration districts. Abolished 1.7.1937 to become part of Plymouth registration district.

Dulverton Somerset

1862

1896

Partly in Devon from 24.1.1862 to 31.3.1896.

East Devon Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 from Honiton and Exeter registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2007 to become part of Devon registration district.

East Stonehouse Devon

1837

1937

Abolished 1.7.1937 to become part of Plymouth registration district.

Exeter Devon

1837

2007

Abolished 1.4.2007 to become part of Devon registration district.

Holsworthy Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Torridge registration district.

Honiton Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of East Devon registration district.

Kingsbridge Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of South Hams registration district.

Launceston Cornwall

1837

1936

Partly in Devon until 1.7.1936.

Mid Devon Devon

1978

2007

Created 1.7.1978 from Tiverton registration district. Abolished 1.4.2007 to become part of Devon registration district.

Newton Abbot Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become parts of Teignbridge and South Hams registration districts.

North Devon Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 from Barnstaple registration district. Abolished 1.4.2007 to become part of Devon registration district.

Okehampton Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of West Devon registration district.

Plymouth Devon

1837

 

 

Plympton Devon

1936

1974

Created 1.7.1936 from Plympton St. Mary registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Plymouth registration district.

Plympton St. Mary Devon

1837

1936

Abolished 1.7.1936 to become Plympton registration district.

St. Germans Cornwall

1837

1895

Partly in Devon unil 1.4.1895.

St. Thomas Devon

1837

1936

Abolished 1.7.1936 to become part of Devon Central, Exeter, and Honiton registration districts.

South Hams Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 out of Kingsbridge, Newton Abbot, Plymouth, and Torbay registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2007 to become part of Devon registration district.

South Molton Devon

1837

1936

Abolished 1.7.1936 to become part of Barnstaple registration district.

Stoke Damerel Devon

1837

1898

Abolished 9.11.1898 to become part of Devonport registration district.

Taunton Somerset

1837

1896

Partly in Devon until 30.9.1896.

Tavistock Devon

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of West Devon registration district.

Teignbridge Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 out of Newton Abbot registration district. Abolished 1.4.2007 to become part of Devon registration district.

Tiverton Devon

1837

1978

Abolished 1.7.1978 to become Mid Devon registration district.

Torbay Devon

1968

 

Created 1.4.1968 out of Totnes and Newton Abbot registration districts.

Torridge Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 out of Bideford and Holsworthy registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2007 to become part of Devon registration district.

Torrington Devon

1837

1936

Abolished 1.7.1936 to become part of Bideford registration district.

Totnes Devon

1837

1968

Abolished 1.4.1968 to become part of Newton Abbot and Torbay registration districts.

Wellington Somerset

1837

1936

Partly in Devon until 1.4.1936.

West Devon Devon

1998

2007

Created 1.4.1998 out of Tavistock and Okehampton registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2007 to become part of Devon registration district.

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