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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN YORKSHIRE WEST RIDING

The list below shows the civil registration districts in Yorkshire West Riding between 1837 and 1974. The same districts were used to compile the census returns for the years 1851 to 1911.

For the purposes of these pages "Yorkshire West Riding" refers to:

The county of Yorkshire West Riding was abolished on 1.4.1974 to become parts of the counties of West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, and Humberside.

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

Barkston Ash Yorkshire West Riding

1947

1974

Created 1.1.1947 out of Tadcaster, Wetherby, Selby, Pontefract, and Knaresborough registration districts . Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Leeds, York, Selby, and Claro registration districts .

Barnsley Yorkshire West Riding

1850

1974

Created 28.3.1850 out of Ecclesfield registration district .

Bradford Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Bramham Yorkshire West Riding

1862

1869

Created 28.5.1862 out of Tadcaster registration district . Abolished 21.8.1869 to become part of Wetherby and Tadcaster registration districts .

Bramley Yorkshire West Riding

1863

1925

Created 5.2.1863 out of Kirkstall registration district . Abolished 1.10.1925 to become part of Bramley & Holbeck registration district .

Bramley & Holbeck Yorkshire West Riding

1925

1929

Created 1.10.1925 from Bramley and Holbeck registration districts . Abolished 1.3.1929 to become part of Leeds South registration district .

Burnley Lancashire

1837

1895

Partly in Yorkshire West Riding until 1.6.1895.

Calder Yorkshire West Riding

1938

1974

Created 1.4.1938 out of Halifax registration district . Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Halifax and Bradford registration districts .

Castleford Yorkshire West Riding

1862

1868

Created 30.5.1862 out of Pontefract registration district . Abolished 1.1.1868 to become part of Pontefract registration district .

Claro Yorkshire West Riding

1947

1974

Created 1.1.1947 out of Knaresborough, Ripon, Great Ouseburn, Pateley Bridge, and Wetherby registration districts .

Clitheroe Lancashire

1837

1937

Partly in Yorkshire West Riding until 1.4.1937.

Dewsbury Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Doncaster Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Don Valley Yorkshire West Riding

1938

1974

Created 1.7.1938 out of Doncaster registration district . Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Doncaster and Barnsley registration districts .

Ecclesall Bierlow Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of Sheffield and Chesterfield registration districts .

Ecclesfield Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1850

Abolished 28.3.1850 to become part of Barnsley, Wortley and Wakefield registration districts .

Ewecross Yorkshire West Riding

1947

1974

Created 1.1.1947 out of Settle and Skipton registration districts .

Goole Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Great Ouseburn Yorkshire West Riding

1854

1946

Created 5.8.1854 out of Knaresborough and Ripon, York and Easingwold districts . Abolished 1.1.1947 to become part of Claro registration district .

Halifax Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Hemsworth Yorkshire West Riding

1850

1974

Created 11.11.1850 out of Barnsley and Pontefract registration districts . Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Pontefract, Barnsley, and Selby registration districts .

Holbeck Yorkshire West Riding

1862

1925

Created 16.10.1862 out of Hunslet registration district . Abolished 1.10.1925 to become part of Bramley & Holbeck registration district .

Huddersfield Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Hunslet Yorkshire West Riding

1845

1929

Created 13.1.1845 out of Leeds registration district . Abolished 1.3.1929 to become part of Leeds South registration district .

Keighley Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 to become part of Worth Valley and Staincliffe registration districts .

Kirkdeighton Yorkshire West Riding

1861

1869

Created 28.6.1861 out of Wetherby registration district . Abolished 21.8.1869 to become part of Great Ouseburn and Wetherby registration districts .

Kirkstall Yorkshire West Riding

1862

1869

Created 8.11.1862 out of Hunslet registration district . Abolished 21.8.1869 to become part of Bramley, Leeds, Hunslet, Holbeck, Tadcaster and Wetherby registration districts .

Knaresborough Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 to become part of Claro and Barkston Ash registration districts .

Leeds Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1929

Abolished 1.3.1929 to become by Leeds North registration district . 

Leeds Yorkshire West Riding

1939

1974

Created 1.4.1939 out of Leeds North, Leeds South, Tadcaster, Wetherby and Wharfedale registration districts .

Leeds North Yorkshire West Riding

1929

1939

Created 1.3.1929 by renaming Leeds registration district . Abolished 1.4.1939 to become part of Leeds registration district .

Leeds South Yorkshire West Riding

1929

1939

Created 1.3.1929 from Bramley & Holbeck and Hunslet registration districts . Abolished 1.4.1939 to become part of Leeds registration district .

Lower Agbrigg Yorkshire West Riding

1939

1974

Created 1.1.1939 out of Wakefield registration district . Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Wakefield and Leeds registration districts .

North Bierley Yorkshire West Riding

1892

1939

Created 1.1.1892 out of Bradford registration district . Abolished 1.1.1939 to become part of Bradford, Keighley, Wharfedale, Spen Valley, and Leeds South registration districts 

Otley Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1869

Abolished 21.8.1869 to become part of Wharfedale and Wetherby registration districts .

Pateley Bridge Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 to become part of Claro registration district .

Penistone Yorkshire West Riding

1911

1946

Created 1.1.1911 out of Wortley registration district . Abolished 1.1.1947 to become part of Staincross and Upper Agbrigg registration districts .

Pontefract Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Ripon Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 to become part of Claro registration district .

Rotherham Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Rother Valley Yorkshire West Riding

1938

1974

Created 1.4.1938 out of Rotherham registration district . Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Rotherham registration district .

Saddleworth Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Oldham registration district .

Sedbergh Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Kendal registration district .

Selby Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Settle Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 to become part of Ewecross and Staincliffe registration district .

Sheffield Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Skipton Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 to become part of Staincliffe and Ewecross registration districts .

Spen Valley Yorkshire West Riding

1939

1974

Created 1.1.1939 out of Dewsbury and North Bierley registration districts . Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Dewsbury and Leeds registration districts .

Staincliffe Yorkshire West Riding

1947

1974

Created 1.1.1947 out of Skipton, Keighley and Settle registration districts .

Staincross Yorkshire West Riding

1938

1974

Created 1.7.1938 out of Barnsley registration district . Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Barnsley registration district .

Tadcaster Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 to become part of Barkston Ash and Pontefract registration districts .

Thorne Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1946

Abolished 1.1.1947 to become part of Don Valley registration district .

Todmorden Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Upper Agbrigg Yorkshire West Riding

1939

1974

Created 1.7.1939 out of Huddersfield registration district . Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Huddersfield registration district .

Wakefield Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

Wetherby Yorkshire West Riding

1854

1946

Created 5.8.1854 out of Knaresborough registration district . Abolished 1.1.1947 to become part of Barkston Ash and Claro registration districts .

Wharfedale Yorkshire West Riding

1861

1974

Created 4.6.1861 out of Hunslet and Otley registration districts .

Worksop Nottinghamshire

1837

1936

Partly in Yorkshire West Riding until 1.1.1937.

Worth Valley Yorkshire West Riding

1947

1974

Created 1.1.1947 out of Keighley registration district . Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Worth Valley and Bradford registration districts .

Wortley Yorkshire West Riding

1838

1974

Created 1.10.1838. out of Ecclesfield registration district . Abolished 1.4.1974 to become part of Sheffield and Barnsley registration districts).

York Yorkshire West Riding

1837

1974

 

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