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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN LINCOLNSHIRE

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

For the purposes of these pages, "Lincolnshire" 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

Boston Lincolnshire

1837

2003

Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Bourne Lincolnshire

1837

1933

Abolished 1.1.1934 to become part of Bourne & South Kesteven registration district.

Bourne Lincolnshire

1974

2003

Created 1.4.1974 out of Bourne & South Kesteven registration district. Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Bourne & South Kesteven Lincolnshire

1934

1974

Created 1.1.1934 out of Bourne and Stamford registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Bourne registration district.

Caistor Lincolnshire

1837

2003

Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Cleethorpes Lincolnshire

1938

1974

Created 1.4.1938 out of Grimsby registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Grimsby registration district.

Doncaster Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1886

Partly in Lincolnshire until 20.5.1886.

East Elloe Lincolnshire

1936

2003

Created 1.1.1936 out of Holbeach and Wisbech registration districts. Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Gainsborough Lincolnshire

1837

2003

Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Glanford Brigg Lincolnshire

1837

1938

Abolished 1.10.1938 to become part of Scunthorpe registration district.

Goole Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1889

Partly in Lincolnshire until 1.10.1938.

Grantham Lincolnshire

1837

1933

Abolished 1.1.1934 to become part of Grantham & West Kesteven, Melton Mowbray, and Sleaford & East Kesteven registration districts.

Grantham Lincolnshire

1974

2003

Created 1.4.1974 out of Grantham & West Kesteven registration district. Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Grantham & West Kesteven Lincolnshire

1934

1974

Created 1.1.1934 out of Grantham, Newark, and Sleaford registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Grantham registration district.

Grimsby Lincolnshire

1897

1996

Created 1.4.1897 out of Caistor registration district. Abolished 1.4.1996 to become North East Lincolnshire registration district.

Holbeach Lincolnshire

1837

1935

Abolished 1.1.1936 to become part of East Elloe and Wisbech registration districts.

Horncastle Lincolnshire

1837

2003

Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Lincoln Lincolnshire

1837

2003

Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Lincolnshire Lincolnshire

2003

 

Created 1.2.2003 from Boston, Bourne, Caistor, East Elloe, Gainsborough, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, Louth, Sleaford, Spalding, Spilsby, and Stamford registration districts.

Louth Lincolnshire

1837

2003

Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Newark Nottinghamshire

1837

1933

Partly in Lincolnshire until 1.1.1934.

North East Lincolnshire Lincolnshire

1996

 

Created 1.4.1996 by renaming Grimsby registration district.

North Kesteven Lincolnshire

1934

1974

Created 1.1.1934 out of Lincoln, Newark, and Sleaford registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Lincoln registration district.

North Lincolnshire Lincolnshire

1996

 

Created 1.4.1996 renaming of Scunthorpe registration district.

Peterborough Northamptonshire

1837

1933

Partly in Lincolnshire until 1.1.1934.

Scunthorpe Lincolnshire

1938

1974

Created 1.10.1938 out of Glanford Brigg, Thorne, Gainsborough, Goole, and Caistor registration districts. After 1974 see Humberside.

Sleaford Lincolnshire

1837

1933

Abolished 1.1.1934 to become part of Sleaford & East Kesteven, North Kesteven and Grantham & West Kesteven registration districts.

Sleaford Lincolnshire

1974

2003

Created 1.4.1974 out of Sleaford & East Kesteven registration district. Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Sleaford & East Kesteven Lincolnshire

1934

1974

Created 1.1.1934 out of Sleaford and Grantham registration districts.  Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Sleaford registration district.

Spalding Lincolnshire

1837

2003

Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Spilsby Lincolnshire

1837

2003

Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Stamford Lincolnshire

1837

2003

Abolished 1.2.2003 to become part of Lincolnshire registration district.

Thorne Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1938

Partly in Lincolnshire until 1.10.1938.

Welton Lincolnshire

1938

1974

Created 1.10.1938 out of Lincoln registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Lincoln registration district.

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