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LEWES REGISTRATION DISTRICT

Registration County : Sussex (18371974), East Sussex (19742008).
Created
: 1.7.1837.
Abolished : 1.5.2008 (to become part of East Sussex registration district).
Sub-districts : Chailey, Ditchling, Lewes, Newhaven, Rottingdean, West Firle
GRO volumes : VII (183751), 2b (18521946), 5H (194674), 18 (197492).
Registers now held by : East Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

Table 1: List of Places in Lewes Registration District

All the areas in Lewes registration district became part of the county of East Sussex on 1.4.1889.

Civil Parish

County

From

To

Comments

Alciston

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (b) and (d).

East Sussex

1889

1898

All Saints

Sussex

1837

1889

Abolished 1.4.1913 to become part of the parish of Lewes.

East Sussex

1889

1913

Barcombe

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (a) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Beddingham

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (b) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Berwick

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (b) and (d).

East Sussex

1889

1898

Bishopstone

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Chailey

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (a) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Chalvington

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (b) and (e).

East Sussex

1889

1898

Denton

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Denton Urban

East Sussex

1894

1901

Created 1894 from the part of the parish of Denton in Denton Urban District. See also Table 2, note (f).

Ditchling

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (a), (d) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

East Blatchington

Sussex

1839

1889

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of the unparished area of Seaford. See also Table 2, notes (c), (f) and (j).

East Sussex

1889

1901

1935

1974

East Chitlington

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (a) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Falmer

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Falmer East Sussex

1935

2008

See Table 2, notes (j), (l), and (m).

Firle

East Sussex

1971

2008

Created 8.3.1971 by renaming the parish of West Firle. See also Table 2, note (m).

Glynde

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (b) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Hamsey

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (a) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Iford

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Iford

East Sussex

1935

2008

See Table 2, notes (j) and (m).

Kingston

Sussex

1839

1889

Abolished 1894 to become the separate parishes of Kingston Urban and Kingston near Lewes. See also Table 2, note (c).

East Sussex

1889

1894

Kingston near Lewes

East Sussex

1894

1901

Created 1894 from the rural part of the parish of Kingston. See also Table 2, note (f).

Kingston near Lewes

East Sussex

1935

2008

See Table 2, notes (j) and (m).

Kingston Urban

East Sussex

1894

1901

Created 1894 from the part of the parish of Kingston in Lewes Municipal Borough. See also Table 2, note (f).

Lewes

East Sussex

1913

2008

Created 1.4.1913 from the parishes of St. John under the Castle, St. Ann, St. Thomas Becket Cliffe, All Saints, St. John the Baptist Southover, St. Michael, South Malling, and The Castle Precincts. See also Table 2, notes (k) and (m).

Newhaven

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Newhaven

East Sussex

1935

2008

See Table 2, notes (j) and (m).

Newick

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (a) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Ovingdean

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Peacehaven

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Peacehaven

East Sussex

1935

2008

See Table 2, notes (j) and (m).

Piddinghoe East Sussex

1935

2008

See Table 2, notes (j) and (m).

Plumpton

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (a) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Ringmer

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (a) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Ripe

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (b) and (e).

East Sussex

1889

1898

Rodmell

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Rodmell

East Sussex

1935

2008

See Table 2, notes (j) and (m).

Rottingdean

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

St. Ann

Sussex

1837

1889

Abolished 1.4.1913 to become part of the parish of Lewes.

East Sussex

1889

1913

St. Ann Without

East Sussex

1894

2008

Created 1894 from the rural part of the parish of St. Ann. See also Table 2, note (m).

St. John the Baptist Southover

Sussex

1837

1889

Abolished 1.4.1913 to become part of the parish of Lewes.

East Sussex

1889

1913

St. John under the Castle

Sussex

1837

1889

Abolished 1.4.1913 to become part of the parish of Lewes.

East Sussex

1889

1913

St. John Without

East Sussex

1894

2008

Created 1894 from the rural part of the parish of St. John under the Castle. See also Table 2, note (m).

St. Michael

Sussex

1837

1889

Abolished 1.4.1913 to become part of the parish of Lewes.

East Sussex

1889

1913

St. Thomas a Becket Cliffe

Sussex

1837

1889

Abolished 1.4.1913 to become part of the parish of Lewes.

East Sussex

1889

1913

Seaford

East Sussex

1935

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become an unparished area. See also Table 2, notes (i) and (j).

Seaford

East Sussex

1974

2008

Unparished area which until 1.4.1974 formed the urban district of Seaford, and the parishes of East Blatchington and Seaford. See also Table 2, note (m).

Selmeston

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (b) and (d).

East Sussex

1889

1898

South Heighton

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

South Heighton

East Sussex

1935

2008

See Table 2, notes (j) and (m).

South Malling

Sussex

1837

1889

Abolished 1.4.1913 to become part of the parish of Lewes.

East Sussex

1889

1913

South Malling Without

Sussex

1894

2008

Created 1894 from the rural part of the parish of South Malling. See also Table 2, note (m).

Southease

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Southease

East Sussex

1935

2008

See Table 2, notes (j) and (m).

Southover Without

East Sussex

1894

1934

Created 1894 from the rural part of the parish of St. John the Baptist. Abolished 1.4.1934 to become parts of the parishes of Iford and Lewes.

Stanmer

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Stanmer East Sussex

1935

1952

Abolished 1.4.1952 to become part of the parishes of Brighton and Falmer. See also Table 2, notes (j) and (l).

Streat

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (a) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Tarring Neville

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Tarring Neville

East Sussex

1935

2008

See Table 2, notes (j) and (m).

Telscombe

Sussex

1839

1889

See Table 2, notes (c) and (f).

East Sussex

1889

1901

Telscombe

East Sussex

1935

2008

See Table 2, notes (j) and (m).

The Castle Precincts

Sussex

1837

1889

Abolished 1.4.1913 to become part of the parish of Lewes.

East Sussex

1889

1913

West Firle

Sussex

1838

1889

Abolished 8.3.1971 and remamed Firle. See also Table 2, note (b).

East Sussex

1889

1971

Westmeston

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (a) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Wivelsfield

Sussex

1838

1889

See Table 2, notes (a), (h) and (m).

East Sussex

1889

2008

Table 2: Boundary Changes affecting Lewes Registration District

Date of Change

Note

Description of Change

Population transferred

15.1.1838

(a)

Gained the parishes of Barcombe, Chailey, Ditchling, East Chiltington, Hamsey, Newick, Plumpton, Ringmer, Streat, Westmeston, and Wivelsfield, from Chailey registration district.

4372 in 1841

(b)

Gained the parishes of Alciston, Beddingham, Berwick, Chalvington, Glynde, Ripe, Selmeston, and West Firle, from West Firle registration district.

2529 in 1841

31.3.1839

(c)

Gained the parishes of Bishopstone, Denton, East Blatchington, Falmer, Iford, Kingston, Newhaven, Ovingdean, Peacehaven, Piddinghoe, Rodmell, Rottingdean, South Heighton, Southease, Stanmer, and Telscombe, from Newhaven registration district.

4633 in 1841

1.5.1898

(d)

Lost the parishes of Alciston, Berwick, and Selmeston, to Eastbourne registration district.

586 in 1891

(e)

Lost the parishes of Chalvington and Ripe to Hailsham registration district.

539 in 1891

1.10.1901

(f)

Lost the parishes of Bishopstone, Denton, Denton Urban, East Blatchington, Falmer, Iford, Kingston near Lewes, Kingston Urban, Newhaven, Ovingdean, Peacehaven, Piddinghoe, Rodmell, Rottingdean, Seaford, South Heighton, Southease, Stanmer, Tarring Neville, and Telscombe, to Newhaven registration district.

12132 in 1901

1.4.1935

(g)

Lost part of the parish of Ditchling (which became part of the parish of Burgess Hill on 1.4.1934) to Cuckfield registration district.

266 in 1931

(h)

Lost parts of the parish of Wivelsfield (which became parts of the parishes of Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath on 1.4.1934) to Cuckfield registration district.

1891 in 1931

(i)

Gained part of the parish of Seaford (which until 1.4.1935 formed part of the parish of Alfriston) from Eastbourne registration district.

8 in 1931

(j)

Gained the parishes of East Blatchington, Falmer, Iford, Kingston near Lewes, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Piddinghoe, Rodmell, Seaford, South Heighton, Southease, Stanmer, Tarring Neville, and Telscombe, from Newhaven registration district.

18748 in 1931

(k)

Gained part of the parish of Lewes (which until 1.4.1935 formed part of the parish of Kingston near Lewes) from Newhaven registration district.

48 in 1931

1.4.1952

(l)

Lost parts of the parishes of Falmer and Stanmer (which became parts of the parish of Brighton on 1.4.1952) to Brighton registration district.

1.5.2008
(abolished)

(m)

Lost the constituent parishes of Barcombe, Beddingham, Chailey, Ditchling, East Chiltington, Falmer, Firle, Glynde, Hamsey, Iford, Kingston near Lewes, Lewes, Newhaven, Newick, Peacehaven, Piddinghoe, Plumpton, Ringmer, Rodmell, South Heighton, South Malling Without, Southease, St. Ann Without, St. John Without, Streat, Tarring Neville, Telscombe, Westmeston, and Wivelsfield, and the unparished area of Seaford, to East Sussex registration district.

 


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