These pages show composition of the civil registration districts in
England since 1837 to the present, and in Wales between 1837 and 1996. The same districts were also used
to compile the decennial census for the years 1851 to 1911.
The following information is given for each district:
Name of the district
Registration county (many districts crossed county boundaries, but were classed
wholly in one county for registration and census purposes).
Date of creation
Date of abolition
Names of the sub districts.
The General Register Office (GRO) volume numbers used for the district in
the national indexes of births, marriages and deaths
A table showing the civil parishes or other local government areas included
within its boundaries. Civil parishes often differ from the ancient parishes in
use until the early 19th century.
A table showing any changes affecting the boundaries of the registration district
The name(s) of the district(s) which currently hold the records. If
two or more offices are listed, the one which holds the most records is named
first, and the one with the least is given last. Click here for addresses of current register offices.