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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN DURHAM

The list below shows the civil registration districts in the county of Durham since 1837. The same districts were used to compile the censuses returns for the years 1851 to 1911.

For the purposes of these pages, "Durham" 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

Auckland

Durham

1837

1938

Abolished 1.7.1938 to become part of Durham Western, Durham South Western, and Durham South Eastern registration districts.

Belford

Northumberland

1837

1844

Partly in Durham until 20.10.1844.

Berwick

Northumberland

1837

1844

Partly in Durham until 20.10.1844.

Central Durham Durham

2004

2006

Created 1.4.2004 from Durham Central and Durham Northern registration districts. Abolished 1.5.2006 to become part of County of Durham registration district.

Chester le Street

Durham

1837

1938

Abolished 1.7.1938 to become part of Durham Northern, Durham Central, and Durham North Western registration districts.

County of Durham Durham

2006

 

Created 1.5.2006 from Central Durham, Durham Eastern, and Durham Western registration districts.

Darlington

Durham

1837

 

 

Durham

Durham

1837

1938

Abolished 1.7.1938 to become part of Durham Central, Durham Western, and Durham Northern registration districts.

Durham Central

Durham

1938

1971

Created 1.7.1938 out of Durham, Lanchester, Houghton le Spring, Sedgefield, Chester le Street, and Easington registration districts.  Abolished  1.10.1971 to become part of Durham Central & South Eastern registration district.

Durham Central

Durham

1974

2004

Created 1.4.1974 out of Durham Central & South Eastern registration district. Abolished 1.4.2004 to become part of Central Durham registration district.

Durham Central & South Eastern

Durham

1971

1974

Created 1.10.1971 out of Durham Central and Durham South Eastern registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Durham Central, Durham Western, Durham Northern, North Cleveland, and Central Cleveland registration districts.

Durham Eastern

Durham

1938

2006

Created 1.7.1938 out of Easington, Sunderland, Houghton le Spring, and Hartlepool registration districts. Abolished 1.5.2006 to become part of County of Durham registration district.

Durham North Eastern

Durham

1938

1974

Created 1.1.1938 out of South Shields registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 (to become part of Jarrow and Gateshead registration districts.

Durham North Western

Durham

1938

1974

Created 1.7.1938 out of Gateshead, Lanchester, and Chester le Street registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974(to become part of Durham Northern and Gateshead registration districts.

Durham Northern

Durham

1938

2004

Created 1.7.1938 out of Houghton le Spring, Chester le Street, Durham, Sunderland and Lanchester registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2004 to become part of Central Durham registration district.

Durham South Eastern

Durham

1938

1971

Created 1.7.1938 out of Stockton, Sedgefield, Hartlepool, Auckland and Easington registration districts. Abolished 1.10.1971 to become part of Durham Central & South Eastern registration district.

Durham South Western

Durham

1938

2000

Created 1.7.1938 out of Teesdale and Auckland registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2000 to become part of Durham Western registration district.

Durham Western

Durham

1938

2006

Created 1.7.1938 out of Auckland, Durham, Weardale, Sedgefield, and Lanchester registration districts. Abolished 1.5.2006 to become part of County of Durham registration district.

Easington

Durham

1837

1938

Abolished 1.7.1938 to become part of Durham Eastern, Durham South Eastern, and Durham Central registration districts.

Easingwold Yorkshire North Riding

1837

1844

Partly in Durham until 20.10.1844.

Gateshead

Durham

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Tyne & Wear on 1.4.1974.

Hartlepool

Durham

1859

1938

Created 9.6.1859 out of Stockton registration district. Abolished 1.7.1938 to become part of West Hartlepool, Durham South Eastern, and Durham Eastern registration districts.

Hartlepool

Durham

1967

1974

Created 1.4.1967 out of West Hartlepool and Durham South Eastern registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of North Cleveland registration district.

Hartlepool

Durham

1996

 

Created 1.4.1996 from North Cleveland registration district.

Houghton le Spring

Durham

1837

1938

Abolished 1.7.1938 to become part of Durham Northern, Durham Eastern, Durham Central, and Sunderland registration districts.

Lanchester

Durham

1837

1838

Abolished 15.1.1838 to become part of Durham registration district.

Lanchester

Durham

1875

1938

Created 1.4.1875 out of Durham registration district. Abolished 1.7.1938 to become part of Durham North Western, Durham Central, and Durham Northern registration districts.

Morpeth

Northumberland

1837

1844

Partly in Durham until 20.10.1844.

Sedgefield

Durham

1837

1838

Abolished 15.1.1838 to become part of Stockton registration district.

Sedgefield

Durham

1896

1938

Created 1.1.1896 out of Stockton registration district. Abolished 1.7.1938 to become part of Durham South Eastern, and Durham Central registration districts.

South Shields

Durham

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Tyne & Wear on 1.4.1974.

Stockton

Durham

1837

1938

Abolished 1.7.1938 to become part of Durham South Eastern registration district.

Stockton on Tees

Durham

1996

 

Created 1.4.1996 out of Central Cleveland registration district.

Sunderland

Durham

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Tyne & Wear on 1.4.1974.

Teesdale

Durham

1837

1938

Abolished 1.7.1938 to become part of Durham South Western registration district.

Weardale

Durham

1837

1938

Abolished 1.7.1938 to become part of Durham Western registration district.

West Hartlepool

Durham

1938

1967

Created 1.7.1938 out of Hartlepool registration district. Abolished 1.4.1967 to become part of Hartlepool registration district.

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