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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN SOMERSET

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

For the purposes of these pages, "Somerset" 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

Axbridge Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Weston super Mare registration district.

Bath Somerset

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Avon on 1.4.1974.

Bath & North East Somerset Somerset

1996

 

Created:1.4.1996 out of Bath and Bristol registration districts.

Bathavon Somerset

1936

1974

Created:1.4.1936 out of Bath, Keynsham and Clutton registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become parts of Bath and Bristol registration districts.

Beaminster Dorset

1837

1895

Partly in Somerset until 30.9.1895.

Bedminster Somerset

1837

1898

Abolished 1.1.1899 to become part of Bristol and Long Ashton registration districts.

Bradford on Avon Wiltshire

1837

1882

Partly in Somerset until 1.1.1883.

Bridgwater Somerset

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Sedgemoor and Yeovil registration districts.

Chard Somerset

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Yeovil registration district.

Clutton Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Norton Radstock, Bathavon and Wells registration districts.

Dulverton Somerset

1837

1838

Abolished 15.1.1838 to become part of Tiverton registration district.

Dulverton Somerset

1855

1936

Created:1.1.1855 out of Tiverton registration district. Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Exmoor registration district.

Exmoor Somerset

1936

1974

Created:1.4.1936 out of Williton and Dulverton registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of West Somerset registration district.

Frome Somerset

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Mendip registration district.

Keynsham Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Chipping Sodbury, Bathavon, Bristol, and Chipping Sodbury registration districts.

Langport Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Bridgwater registration district.

Long Ashton Somerset

1899

1936

Created:1.1.1899 out of Bedminster registration district. Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Weston super Mare and Bristol registration districts.

Mendip Somerset

1974

2007

Created:1.4.1974 out of Wells, Frome, Norton Radstock, and Weston super Mare registration districts. Abolished 1.1.2008 to become part of Somerset registration district.

Mere Wiltshire

1837

1896

Partly in Somerset until 30.9.1896.

North Somerset Somerset

1996

 

Created:1.4.1996 out of Weston super Mare and Bristol registration districts.

Norton Radstock Somerset

1936

1974

Created:1.4.1936 out of Clutton, Frome and Shepton Mallet registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Bath and Mendip registration districts.

Sedgemoor Somerset

1974

2007

Created:1.4.1974 out of Bridgwater and Weston super Mare registration districts. Abolished 1.1.2008 to become part of Somerset registration district.

Shepton Mallet Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Wells, Frome, and Norton Radstock registration districts.

Sherborne Dorset

1837

1895

Partly in Somerset until 30.9.1895.

Somerset Somerset

1837

2007

Created:1.1.2008 from Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton and West Somerset registration districts.

South Somerset Somerset

2003

2007

Created:1.4.2003 by renaming Yeovil registration district. Abolished 1.1.2008 to become part of Somerset registration district.

Taunton Somerset

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become Taunton Deane registration district.

Taunton Somerset

1996

2007

Created:1.4.1996 by renaming Taunton Deane registration district. Abolished 1.1.2008 to become part of Somerset registration district.

Taunton Deane Somerset

1974

1996

Created:1.4.1974 by renaming Taunton registration district. Abolished 1.4.1996 to become Taunton registration district.

Tiverton Devon

1837

1854

Partly in Somerset until 1.1.1855.

Wellington Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Taunton and Tiverton registration districts.

Wells Somerset

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Mendip registration district.

Weston super Mare Somerset

1837

1974

Transferred to the county of Avon on 1.4.1974.

West Somerset Somerset

1974

2007

Created:1.4.1974 by renaming Exmoor registration district. Abolished 1.1.2008 to become part of Somerset registration district.

Williton Somerset

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Exmoor registration district.

Wincanton Somerset

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Yeovil registration district.

Yeovil Somerset

1837

2003

Abolished 1.4.2003 to become South Somerset registration district.

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