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DOWNHAM REGISTRATION DISTRICT

Table 1: List of Places in Downham Registration District

Civil Parish

County

From

To

Comments

Barton Bendish

Norfolk

1837

See Table 2, note (j).

Bexwell

Norfolk

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of the parish of Ryston.

Boughton

Norfolk

1837

Crimplesham

Norfolk

1837

Denver

Norfolk

1837

See Table 2, note (f).

Downham Market

Norfolk

1837

Downham West

Norfolk

1894

Created 1894 from the rural part of the parish of Downham Market.

Feltwell

Norfolk

1939

See Table 2, note (i).

Fincham

Norfolk

1837

Fordham

Norfolk

1837

Hilgay

Norfolk

1837

See Table 2, note (d).

Hockwold cum Wilton

Norfolk

1939

See Table 2, note (i).

Marham

Norfolk

1837

Methwold

Norfolk

1939

See Table 2, note (i).

Nordelph

Norfolk

1930

Created 1.10.1930 out of the parishes of Upwell, Denver, Outwell, Stow Bardolph, and Downham West. See also Table 2, note (g).

Northwold

Norfolk

1939

See Table 2, notes (i) and (k).

Outwell

Norfolk

1938

1974

See Table 2, note (e).

Roxham

Norfolk

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of the parish of Ryston.

Runcton Holme

Norfolk

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of the parish of South Runcton.

Runcton Holme

Norfolk

1950

Created 1.7.1950 by renaming the parish of South Runcton.

Ryston

Norfolk

1837

Shouldham

Norfolk

1837

Shouldham Thorpe

Norfolk

1837

South Runcton

Norfolk

1837

1950

Abolished 1.7.1950 to become the parish of Runcton Holme.

Southery

Norfolk

1837

Stoke Ferry

Norfolk

1837

Stow Bardolph

Norfolk

1837

Stradsett

Norfolk

1837

Tottenhill

Norfolk

1837

Upwell

Norfolk

1938

See Table 2, note (e).

Wallington with Thorpland

Norfolk

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of the parish of South Runcton.

Watlington

Norfolk

1837

Welney

Norfolk and Cambridgeshire

1837

1889

On 1.4.1889 the part of the parish of Welney in Cambridgeshire became part of the Isle of Ely, on 30.9.1895 this same area became the separate parish of West Welney, so that thereafter Welney was wholly in Norfolk. See also Table 2, notes (a), (b), (c) and (h).

Norfolk and Isle of Ely

1889

1895

Norfolk

1895

Wereham

Norfolk

1837

West Dereham

Norfolk

1837

West Welney

Isle of Ely

1895

1935

Created 30.9.1895 from the Isle of Ely part of the parish of Welney. Abolished 1.4.1935 to become parts of the parishes of Welney and Upwell.

Wiggenhall St. Germans

Norfolk

1837

Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen

Norfolk

1837

Wiggenhall St. Mary the Virgin

Norfolk

1837

Wiggenhall St. Peter

Norfolk

1837

1935

Abolished 1.4.1935 to become part of the parish of Wiggenhall St. Germans.

Wimbotsham

Norfolk

1837

Wormegay

Norfolk

1837

Wretton

Norfolk

1837

Table 2: Boundary Changes affecting Downham Registration District

Date of Change

Note

Description of Change

Population transferred

24.3.1884

(a)

Lost the Norfolk part of the parish of Welney, including Halfpenny Toll House, Cock Fen Farm, etc. (which became part of the parish of Upwell on 24.3.1884) to Wisbech registration district.

29 in 1891

(b)

Gained part of the parish of Welney (which until 24.3.1884 formed the Cambridgeshire part of the parish of Upwell, including Bensleys Farm) from Wisbech registration district.

6 in 1891

(c)

Gained part of the parish of Welney (which until 24.3.1884 formed the Norfolk part of the parish of Upwell) from Wisbech registration district.

8 in 1891

24.3.1885

(d)

Lost a detached part of the parish of Hilgay (which became part of the parish of Littleport on 25.3.1885) to Ely registration district.

142 in 1891

1.4.1938

(e)

Gained the parishes of Outwell and Upwell from Wisbech registration district.

2893 in 1931

(f)

Gained part of the parish of Denver (which until 1.4.1935 formed part of the parish of Upwell) from Wisbech registration district.

23 in 1931

(g)

Gained part of the parish of Nordelph (which until 1.10.1930 formed parts of the parishes of Outwell and Upwell) from Wisbech registration district.

664 in 1921

(h)

Gained part of the parish of Welney (which until 1.4.1935 formed part of the parish of Upwell) from Wisbech registration district.

0 in 1931

1.1.1939

(i)

Gained the parishes of Feltwell, Hockwold cum Wilton, Methwold, and Northwold, from Thetford registration district.

4483 in 1931

(j)

Lost part of the parish of Barton Bendish (which became part of the parish of Beachamwell on 1.4.1935) to Wayland registration district.

0 in 1931

21.5.1957

(k)

Lost part of the parish of Northwold (which became part of the parish of Didlington on 21.5.1957) to Wayland registration district.


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