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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN KENT

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

For the purposes of these pages, "Kent" 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 DIstrct

Registration County

From

To

Comments

Ashford

Kent

1941

1998

Created 1.4.1941 out of West Ashford, Tenterden, East Ashford, Faversham, Elham, and Romney Marsh registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Ashford with Shepway registration district.

Ashford with Shepway

Kent

1998

2003

Created 1.4.1998 from Ashford and Shepway registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2003 to become part of Kent registration district.

Blean

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Bridge registration district.

Bridge

Kent

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Canterbury registration district.

Bromley

Kent

1837

1965

Transferred to the county of Greater London on 1.4.1965.

Canterbury

Kent

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Cantebury with Swale registration district.

Canterbury with Swale

Kent

1998

2003

Created 1.4.1998 from Canterbury and Swale registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2003 to become part of Kent registration district.

Chatham

Kent

1941

1998

Created 1.4.1941 out of Medway, Gravesend, Strood & Hoo, and Hollingbourne registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1998 to become Medway registration district.

Cranbrook

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Maidstone registration district.

Croydon

Surrey

1837

1934

Partly in Kent until 1.4.1934.

Dartford

Kent

1837

1980

Abolished 1.1.1980 to become Gravesend registration district.

Dover

Kent

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Thanet with Dover registration district.

East Ashford

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Ashford and Folkestone registration districts.

Eastry

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Thanet and Dover registration districts.

Elham

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Folkestone, Ashford, and Dover registration districts.

Faversham

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Sittingbourne, Bridge, and Ashford registration districts.

Folkestone

Kent

1941

1974

Created 1.4.1941 out of Elham, Romney Marsh, East Ashford, Tenterden, and Dover registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Shepway registration district.

Gravesend

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Chatham registration district.

Gravesend

Kent

1980

2003

Created 1.1.1980 by renaming Dartford registration district. Abolished 1.4.2003 to become part of Kent registration district.

Greenwich

London

1837

1889

Transferred to the county of London on 1.4.1889.

Hollingbourne

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Maidstone and Chatham registration districts.

Hoo

Kent

1837

1923

Abolished 1.8.1923 to become part of Strood & Hoo registration district

Kent Kent

2003

Created 1.4.2003 from Ashford with Shepway, Canterbury with Swale, Gravesend, Maidstone, Thanet with Dover, and Tunbridge Wells registration districts.

Lewisham

London

1837

1889

Transferred to the county of London on 1.4.1889.

Maidstone

Kent

1837

2003

Abolished 1.4.2003 to become part of Kent registration district.

Malling

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Maidstone, Dartford and Tonbridge registration districts.

Medway

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Chatham registration district.

Medway

Kent

1998

Created 1.4.1998 by renaming Chatham registration district.

Milton

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Sittingbourne registration district.

North Aylesford

Kent

1837

1884

Abolished 26.12.1884 to become Stroof registration district.

Romney Marsh

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Folkestone and Ashford registration districts.

Rye

Sussex

1837

1895

Partly in Kent until 30.9.1895.

Sevenoaks

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Tonbridge and Dartford registration districts

Sheppey

Kent

1837

1979

Abolished 1.1.1980 to become part of Swale registration district.

Shepway

Kent

1974

1998

Created 1.4.1974 out of Folkestone registration district. Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Ashford with Shepway registration district.

Sidcup

Kent

1837

1965

Abolished 1.4.1965 to become part of Bexley and Bromley registration districts.

Sittingbourne

Kent

1941

1979

Created 1.4.1941 out of Milton, Faversham and West Ashford registration districts. Abolished 1.1.1980 to become part of Swale registration district.

Strood

Kent

1884

1923

Created  26.12.1884 by renaming North Aylesford registration district. Abolished 1.8.1923 to become part of Strood & Hoo registration district.

Strood & Hoo

Kent

1923

1941

Created 1.8.1923 from Strood and Hoo registration districts.  Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Chatham registration district.

Swale Kent

1980

1998

Created 1.1.1980 out of Sittingbourne and Sheppey registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Cantebury with Swale registration district.

Tenterden

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Ashford and Folkestone registration districts.

Thanet

Kent

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Thanet with Dover registration district.

Thanet with Dover Kent

1998

2003

Created 1.4.1998 from Dover and Thanet registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2003 to become part of Kent registration district.

Ticehurst

Sussex

1837

1935

Partly in Kent until 1.4.1935

Tonbridge

Kent

1837

1979

Abolished 1.1.1980 to become Tunbridge Wells registration district.

Tunbridge Wells Kent

1980

2003

Created 1.1.1980 by renaming Tonbridge registration district. Abolished 1.4.2003 to become part of Kent registration district.

West Ashford

Kent

1837

1941

Abolished 1.4.1941 to become part of Ashford and Sittingbourne registration districts.

Woolwich

London

1837

1889

Transferred to the county of London on 1.4.1889.

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