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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN LANCASHIRE

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

For the purposes of these pages, "Lancashire" 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

Amounderness

Lancashire

1935

1974

Created 1.4.1935 sout of Preston registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Preston & South Ribble and Ribble Valley registration districts.

Ashton Lancashire

1937

1974

Created 1.4.1937 out of Ashton under Lyne registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Tameside and Oldham registration districts.

Ashton & Oldham Lancashire

1837

1848

Abolished 31.3.1848 to become part of Ashton under Lyne and Oldham registration districts.

Ashton under Lyne Lancashire

1848

1937

Created 31.3.1848 out of Ashton & Oldham registration district. Abolished 1.4.1937 to become part of Ashton and Hyde registration districts.

Barrow in Furness Lancashire

1876

1974

Transferred to the county of Cumbria on 1.4.1974.

Barton Lancashire

1934

1984

Created 1.10.1934 out of Barton upon Irwell, Salford and Bury registration districts. Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Barton upon Irwell Lancashire

1850

1934

Created 1.1.1850 out of Chorlton and Worsley registration districts. Abolished 1.10.1934 to become part of Barton registration district.

Barton, Worsley & Flixton Lancashire

1838

1841

Created 17.12.1838 out of Salford registration district. Abolished 12.3.1841 to become part of Chorlton and Worsley registration districts.

Blackburn Lancashire

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Blackburn with Darwen and Preston & South Ribble registration districts.

Blackburn with Darwen Lancashire

1998

 

Created 1.4.1998 out of Blackburn registration district.

Blackpool Lancashire

1936

1974

Created 1.10.1936 out of Fylde registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Blackpool & Fylde registration district.

Blackpool Lancashire

1998

 

Created 1.4.1998 out of Blackpool & Fylde registration district.

Blackpool & Fylde Lancashire

1974

1998

Created 1.4.1974 out of Blackpool and Fylde registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1998 to become parts of Blackpool and Fleetwood & Fylde registration districts.

Bolton Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Bootle Lancashire

1934

1974

Created 1.10.1934 out of West Derby registration district. Transferred to the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974.

Burnley Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Burnley & Pendle registration district.

Burnley & Pendle Lancashire

1974

2005

Created 1.4.1974 out of Nelson, Burnley, and Staincliffe registration districts. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Bury Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Chorley Lancashire

1837

2005

Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Chorlton Lancashire

1837

1924

Abolished 1.1.1925 (to become Manchester South registration district.

Clitheroe Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Ribble Valley registration district.

Crosby Lancashire

1934

1974

Created 1.10.1934 out of West Derby and Ormskirk registration districts. Transferred to the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974.

Darwen Lancashire

1937

1974

Created 1.1.1937 out of Blackburn registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Blackburn, Hyndburn & Rossendale, and Ribble Valley registration districts.

Farnworth Lancashire

1935

1974

Created 1.10.1935 out of Barton and Bolton registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Bolton and Blackburn registration districts.

Fleetwood Lancashire

1974

1982

Created 1.4.1974 out of Fylde registration district. Abolished 1.4.1982 to become part of Blackpool & Fylde registration district.

Fleetwood & Fylde Lancashire

1998

2005

Created 1.4.1998 out of Blackpool & Fylde registration district. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Fylde Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Fleetwood and Blackpool & Fylde registration districts.

Garstang Lancashire

1837

1998

Abolished 1.4.1998 to become part of Lancaster registration district.

Haslingden Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Hyndburn & Rossendale registration district.

Heywood Lancashire

1934

1974

Created 1.4.1934 out of Bury, Manchester North and Rochdale registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Bury, Rochdale, and Hyndburn & Rossendale registration districts.

Horwich Lancashire

1935

1967

Created 1.10.1935 out of Bolton and Wigan registration districts. Abolished 1.1.1968 to become part of Farnworth registration district.

Hyndburn & Rossendale Lancashire

1974

2005

Created 1.4.1974 out of Haslingden, Darwen, Littleborough, and Heywood registration districts. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Ince Lancashire

1936

1974

Created 1.7.1936 out of Wigan registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Wigan, St. Helens, and West Lancashire registration districts.

Kendal Westmorland

1837

1895

Partly in Lancashire until 30.9.1895.

Lancashire Lancashire

2005

 

Created 1.6.2005 (from Burnley & Pendle, Chorley, Fleetwood & Fylde, Hyndburn & Rossendale, Lancaster, Preston & South Ribble, Ribble Valley, and West Lancashire registration districts.

Lancaster Lancashire

1837

2005

Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Leigh Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Littleborough Lancashire

1936

1974

Created 1.10.1936 out of Rochdale registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Rochdale and Hyndburn & Rossendale registration districts.

Liverpool Lancashire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.10.1934 to become part of Liverpool South registration district.

Liverpool Lancashire

1969

1974

Created 1.10.1969 out of Liverpool North and Liverpool South registration districts. Transferred to the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974.

Liverpool North Lancashire

1934

1969

Created 1.10.1934 out of West Derby registration district. Abolished 1.10.1969 to become part of Liverpool registration district.

Liverpool South Lancashire

1934

1969

Created 1.4.1934 out of Liverpool and Prescot registration districts. Abolished 1.10.1969 to become part of Liverpool registration district.

Lunesdale Lancashire

1869

1974

Created 1.7.1869 out of Lancaster registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Lancaster registration district.

Manchester Lancashire

1837

1924

Abolished 1.1.1925 to become part of Manchester North registration district.

Manchester Lancashire

1939

1974

Created 1.4.1939 out of Manchester North and Manchester South registration districts. Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Manchester North Lancashire

1925

1939

Created 1.1.1925 from Prestwich and Manchester registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1939 to become part of Manchester and Ashton under Lyne registration districts.

Manchester South Lancashire

1925

1939

Created 1.1.1925 (by renaming Chorlton registration district. Abolished 1.4.1939 to become part of Manchester registration district.

Middleton Lancashire

1933

1974

Created 1.10.1933 out of Oldham, Bury, and Manchester North registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Oldham and Rochdale registration districts.

Nelson Lancashire

1936

1974

Created 1.4.1936 out of Burnley registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Burnley & Pendle and Ribble Valley registration districts.

Newton Lancashire

1934

1974

Created 1.4.1934 out of Warrington registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Warrington and St. Helens registration districts.

Oldham Lancashire

1848

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Ormskirk Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of West Lancashire, Crosby, and Knowsley registration districts.

Prescot Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Knowsley and St. Helens registration districts.

Preston Lancashire

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Preston & South Ribble registration district.

Preston & South Ribble Lancashire

1974

2005

Created 1.4.1974 out of Amounderness, Preston, and Chorley registration districts. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Prestwich Lancashire

1875

1924

Created 1.10.1874 out of Manchester registration district. Abolished 1.1.1925 to become part of Manchester North registration district.

Ribble Valley Lancashire

1974

2005

Created 1.4.1974 out of Clitheroe, Amounderness, Darwen, Ewecross and Nelson registration districts. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Rochdale Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Saddleworth Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1894

Partly in Lancashire until 1894.

St. Helens Lancashire

1935

1974

Transferred to the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974.

Salford Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Greater Manchester on 1.4.1974.

Southport Lancashire

1934

1974

Created 1.4.1934 out of Ormskirk registration district. Transferred to the county of Merseyside on 1.4.1974.

Stockport Cheshire

1837

1913

Partly in Lancashire until 9.11.1913.

Todmorden Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1889

Partly in Lancashire until 1889.

Toxteth Park Lancashire

1881

1922

Created 1.7.1881 out of West Derby registration district. Abolished 1.9.1922 to become part of Liverpool registration district.

Ulverston Lancashire

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Cumbria on 1.4.1974.

Warrington Lancashire

1837

1974

See Cheshire after 1974.

West Derby Lancashire

1837

1934

Abolished 1.10.1934 to become part of Liverpool North, Bootle, and Crosby registration districts.

West Lancashire Lancashire

1974

2005

Created 1.4.1974 out of Ormskirk, Ince, and Crosby registration districts. Abolished 1.6.2005 to become part of Lancashire registration district.

Widnes Lancashire

1964

1974

Created 1.10.1964 out of Prescot registration district. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Halton, Knowsley, St. Helens, and Warrington registration districts.

Wigan Lancashire

1837

1895

Abolished 1.8.1995 to become part of Wigan & Leigh registration district.

Worsley Lancashire

1841

1850

Created 12.3.1841 out of Barton, Worsley & Flixton registration district. Abolished 1.1.1850 to become part of Barton upon Irwell registration district.

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