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REGISTRATION DISTRICTS IN WILTSHIRE

The list below shows the civil registration districts in Wiltshire 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, "Wiltshire" 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

Alderbury Wiltshire

1837

1895

Abolished 1.6.1895 to become Salisbury registration district.

Amesbury Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Salisbury district.

Andover Hampshire

1837

1880

Partly in Wiltshire until 1.4.1880.

Bradford on Avon Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Trowbridge registration district.

Calne Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Chippenham registration district.

Chippenham Wiltshire

1938

2008

Abolished 1.4.2008 to become part of Wiltshire registration district.

Cirencester Gloucestershire

1837

1897

Partly in Wiltshire until 30.9.1897.

Cricklade Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Swindon registration district.

Devizes Wiltshire

1837

1998

Abolished 1.10.1998 to become part of Devizes & Marlborough registration district.

Devizes & Marlborough Wiltshire

1998

2008

Created 1.10.1998 from Devizes and Marlborough registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2008 to become part of Wiltshire registration district.

Dursley Gloucestershire

1837

1844

Partly in Wiltshire until 20.10.1844.

Faringdon Berkshire

1837

1881

Partly in Wiltshire until 20.12.1881.

Fordingbridge Hampshire

1837

1895

Partly in Wiltshire until 30.9.1895.

Highworth Wiltshire

1837

1899

Abolished 1.5.1899 to become Swindon registration district.

Hungerford Berkshire

1837

1936

Partly in Wiltshire until 1.4.1936.

Malmesbury Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Chippenham registration district.

Marlborough Wiltshire

1837

1998

Abolished 1.10.1998 to become part of Devizes & Marlborough registration district.

Melksham Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Trowbridge and Devizes registration districts.

Mere Wiltshire

1837

1977

Abolished 1.1.1978 to become part of Salisbury registration district.

New Forest Hampshire

1837

1895

Partly in Wiltshire until 30.9.1895.

Pewsey Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Devizes registration district.

Romsey Hampshire

1837

1895

Partly in Wiltshire until 30.9.1895.

Salisbury Wiltshire

1837

1869

Abolished 21.5.1869 to become part of Alderbury registration district.

Salisbury Wiltshire

1895

2008

Created 1.6.1895 out of Alderbury registration district. Abolished 1.4.2008 to become part of Wiltshire registration district.

Stockbridge Hampshire

1837

1883

Partly in Wiltshire until 25.3.1883.

Swindon Wiltshire

1899

 

Created 1.5.1899 by renaming Highworth registration district.

Tetbury Gloucestershire

1837

1930

Partly in Wiltshire until 31.3.1930.

Tisbury Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Mere registration district.

Trowbridge Wiltshire

1837

1936

Created 1.4.1936 out of Melksham and Bradford on Avon registration districts. Abolished 1.4.2008 to become part of Wiltshire registration district.

Warminster Wiltshire

1938

2008

Abolished 1.4.2008 to become part of Wiltshire registration district.

Westbury Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Warminster registration district.

Wilton Wiltshire

1837

1936

Abolished 1.4.1936 to become part of Salisbury and Warminster registration districts.

Wiltshire Wiltshire

2008

 

Created 1.4.2008 from Chippenham, Devizes & Marlborough, Salisbury, Trowbridge, and Warminster registration districts).

Wokingham Berkshire

1837

1844

Partly in Wiltshire until 20.10.1844.

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