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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN NORFOLK

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

For the purposes of these pages, "Norfolk" 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

Acle Norfolk

1939

1974

Created 1.1.1939 out of Blofield, Yarmouth & Flegg, and Henstead registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Norwich Outer and Great Yarmouth registration districts.

Aylsham Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Norwich Outer, North Walsham, and Fakenham registration districts.

Blofield Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Acle and Norwich Outer registration districts.

Depwade Norfolk

1837

 

 

Docking Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Fakenham registration district.

Downham Norfolk

1837

 

 

East Dereham Norfolk

1939

 

Created 1.1.1939 by renaming Mitford registration district.

Ely Cambridgeshire

1837

1895

Partly in Norfolk until 1895.

Erpingham Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of North Walsham and Fakenham registration districts.

Fakenham Norfolk

1939

 

Created 1.1.1939 out of Docking, Walsingham, Aylsham and Erpingham registration districts.

Flegg Norfolk

1837

1924

Abolished 1.1.1925 to become part of Yarmouth & Flegg registration district.

Forehoe Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Norwich Outer registration district.

Freebridge Lynn Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Kings Lynn registration district.

Great Yarmouth Norfolk

1939

 

Created 1.1.1939 out of Yarmouth & Flegg registration district.

Guiltcross Norfolk

1837

1902

Abolished 1.4.1902 to become part of Wayland, Depwade and Thetford registration districts.

Henstead Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Norwich Outer and Acle registration districts.

Holbeach Lincolnshire

1837

1897

Partly in Norfolk until 9.11.1897.

Hoxne Suffolk

1837

1885

Partly in Norfolk until 25.3.1885.

Kings Lynn Norfolk

1837

 

 

Loddon Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Norwich Outer registration district.

Mitford Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become East Dereham registration district.

Mutford Suffolk

1837

1891

Partly in Norfolk until 1.7.1891.

North Walsham Norfolk

1939

 

Created 1.1.1939 out of Erpingham, Smallburgh, and Aylsham registration districts.

Norwich Norfolk

1837

 

 

Norwich Outer Norfolk

1939

1991

Created 1.1.1939 out of St. Faiths, Forehoe, Loddon, Aylsham, Henstead, and Blofield registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1991 to become part of Norwich registration district.

St. Faiths Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Norwich Outer registration district.

Smallburgh Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of North Walsham registration district.

Swaffham Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Wayland registration district.

Thetford Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Wayland and Downham registration districts.

Tunstead Norfolk

1837

1869

Abolished 1.1.1870 renamed Smallburgh registration district.

Walsingham Norfolk

1837

1938

Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Fakenham registration district.

Wayland Norfolk

1837

 

 

Wisbech Cambridgeshire

1837

1938

Partly in Norfolk until 1.4.1938.

Yarmouth Norfolk

1837

1924

Abolished 1.1.1925 to become part of Yarmouth & Flegg registration district.

Yarmouth & Flegg Norfolk

1925

1938

Created 1.1.1925 from Yarmouth and Flegg registration districts. Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Great Yarmouth and Acle registration districts.

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