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MELKSHAM REGISTRATION DISTRICT

Table 1: List of Places in Melksham Registration District

Civil Parish

County

From

To

Comments

Hilperton

Wiltshire

1837

1936

See Table 2, notes (b) and (e).

Melksham

Wiltshire

1837

1894

Abolished 1894 to become the separate parishes of Melksham Within and Melksham Without. See also Table 2, note (e).

Melksham Within

Wiltshire

1894

1936

Created 30.9.1894 from the part of the parish of Melksham in Melksham Urban District.

Melksham Without

Wiltshire

1894

1936

Created 30.9.1894 from the rural part of the parish of Melksham. See also Table 2, note (e).

Seend

Wiltshire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (d).

Semington

Wiltshire

1837

1936

See Table 2, note (e).

Staverton

Wiltshire

1894

1936

Created 30.9.1894 from the rural part of the parish of Trowbridge. See also Table 2, note (e).

Trowbridge

Wiltshire

1837

1936

See Table 2, notes (a), (c) and (e).

Whaddon

Wiltshire

1837

1894

Abolished 1894 to become part of the parish of Whaddon.

Table 2: Boundary Changes affecting Melksham Registration District

Date of Change

Note

Description of Change

Population transferred

24.3.1883

(a)

Lost a detached part of the parish of Trowbridge (which became part of the parish of Bradford on Avon on 24.3.1883) to Bradford on Avon registration district.

0 in 1891

24.3.1884

(b)

Gained part of the parish of Hilperton (which until 24.3.1884 formed a detached part of the parish of Great Hinton) from Westbury registration district.

0 in 1891

1.12.1897

(c)

Gained part of the parish of Trowbridge (which until 1.10.1897 formed part of the parish of Steeple Aston) from Westbury registration district.

39 in 1891

1.4.1936 (abolished)

(d)

Lost the parish of Seend to Devizes registration district.

873 in 1931

(e)

Lost the parishes of Hilperton, Melksham Within, Melksham Without, Semington, Staverton, and Trowbridge, to Trowbridge registration district.

20076 in 1931

(f)

Lost part of the parish of Trowbridge (which became part of the parish of Wingfield on 1.4.1936) to Trowbridge registration district.

7 in 1931


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