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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN SUSSEX

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

For the purposes of these pages, "Sussex " refers to:

Click on a district name in the table below 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

Battle Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1977 to become part of Hastings & Rother registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1977

Brighton Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.11.1998 to become part of Brighton & Hove registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1998

Brighton & Hove East Sussex

1998

 

Created 1.11.1998 from Brighton and Hove registration districts.

Chailey Sussex

1837

1838

Abolished 15.1.1838 to become part of Lewes registration district.

Chanctonbury Sussex

1935

1974

Created 1.4.1935 out of Thakeham and Steyning registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Worthing registration district.

Chichester Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.2010 to become part of West Sussex registration district.

West Sussex

1974

2010

Cranbrook Kent

1837

1886

Partly in Sussex until 25.3.1886.

Crawley West Sussex

1974

2010

Created 1.4.1974 out of Horsham, Uckfield, and Cuckfield registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2010 to become part of West Sussex registration district.

Crowborough East Sussex

2000

2008

Created 1.1.2000 from Uckfield registration district. Abolished 1.5.2008 to become part of East Sussex registration district.

Cuckfield Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.10.1980 to become Haywards Heath registration district.

West Sussex

1974

1980

Eastbourne Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.5.2008 to become part of East Sussex registration district.

East Sussex

1974

2008

East Grinstead Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Uckfield and Cuckfield registration districts.

East Preston Sussex

1870

1935

Created 1.1.1870 out of Worthing registration district. Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Worthing and Chichester registration districts.

East Sussex East Sussex

2008

 

Created 1.5.2008 from Crowborough, Eastbourne, Hastings & Rother, and Lewes registration districts.

Farnborough Hampshire

1846

1869

Partly in Sussex from 28.5.1846 to 1.7.1869.

Farnham Surrey

1837

1846

Partly in Sussex from 1.7.1837 to 28.5.1846.

Hailsham Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1976 incorporated into Eastbourne registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1976

Hambledon Surrey

1837

1884

Partly in Sussex until 25.3.1884.

Hastings Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1977 to become part of Hastings & Rother registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1977

Hastings & Rother East Sussex

1977

2008

Created 1.4.1977 out of Battle and Hastings registration districts. Abolished 1.5.2008 to become part of East Sussex registration district.

Haywards Heath West Sussex

1980

2010

Created 1.10.1980 from Cuckfield registration district. Abolished 1.4.2010 to become part of West Sussex registration district.

Horsham Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.2010 to become part of West Sussex registration district.

West Sussex

1974

2010

Hove Sussex

1935

1974

Created 1.4.1935 out of Steyning registration district. Abolished 1.11.1998 to become part of Brighton & Hove registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1998

Lewes Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.5.2008 to become part of East Sussex registration district.

East Sussex

1974

2008

Midhurst Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Midhurst & Petworth registration district.

Midhurst & Petworth Sussex

1935

1974

Created 1.4.1935 out of Midhurst and Petworth registration districts. Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Chichester registration district.

Newhaven Sussex

1837

1839

Abolished 31.3.1839 to become part of Lewes registration district.

Newhaven Sussex

1901

1935

Created 1.10.1901 out of Lewes registration district. Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Lewes registraion district.

Petersfield Hampshire

1837

1894

Partly in Sussex until 1894.

Petworth Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Midhurst & Petworth registration district.

Rye Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Battle registration district.

Steyning Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Hove, Worthing, Chanctonbury, and Cuckfield registration districts.

Thakeham Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Chanctonbury, Worthing, and Horsham registration districts.

Ticehurst Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Battle, Uckfield, and Tonbridge registration districts.

Tonbridge Kent

1837

1895

Partly in Sussex until 30.9.1895.

Uckfield Sussex

1837

1974

Abolished 1.1.2000 to become Crowborough registration district.

East Sussex

1974

1999

Westbourne Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Chichester registration district.

West Firle Sussex

1837

1838

Abolished 15.1.1838 to become part of Lewes registration district.

West Sussex West Sussex

2010

 

Created 1.4.2010 from Chichester, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Horsham, and Worthing registration districts.

Westhampnett Sussex

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Chichester registration district.

Worthing Sussex

1837

1869

Abolished 1.1.1870 to become part of East Preston, Steyning and Thakeham registration districts.

Worthing Sussex

1935

1974

Created 1.4.1935 out of East Preston, Steyning and Thakeham registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2010 to become part of West Sussex registration district.

West Sussex

1974

2010

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