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For the purposes of registering Births and Deaths, Wiltshire was divided into a number of Registrars' Sub-Districts, which could cover anything from part of a large town, up to a group of several dozen rural parishes. The boundaries of these areas have changed frequently over the years since 1837,small registration districts being amalgamated with others until the current five districts came into being. The five districts are Chippenham, Devizes and Marlborough, Salisbury, Trowbridge and Warminster.

Chippenham covers the following districts:- Chippenham, Calne, Malmesbury, Corsham, Christian Malford, Castle Combe, Cricklade (marriages only) and Wootton Bassett (marriages only)

Devizes covers the following districts:- Devizes, Marlborough, Pewsey, Netheravon, Bishops Cannings, Bromham and Potterne and Lavington

Trowbridge covers the following districts:- Trowbridge, Melksham and Bradford on Avon

Salisbury covers the following districts:- Salisbury, Amesbury, Mere, Tisbury and Wilton

Warminster covers the following districts:- Warminster and Westbury

This page will be updated each time new records are added to the database, and recent additions will also be indicated on the Updates page.

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Birth Coverage Last updated 30 June 2017
Sub-DistrictYears OperativeRegisters atCodeYears indexed
Alderbury1837-History CentreALD1837-1870
Amesbury1837-1936History CentreAMES1837-1884
Bishops Cannings1853-1875History CentreBISHCAN1853-1875
Bishopstone1837-History CentreBSTONE1837-1870
Bradford on Avon1904-1936History CentreBOA1904-1936
Bradford on Avon North Western1837-History CentreBOANW1837-1904
Bradford on Avon South Eastern1837-History CentreBOASE1837-1886
Britford1837-History CentreBRIT1837-1870
Bromham & Potterne1837-1881History CentreBROMPOTT1837-1881
Calne1837-1936History CentreCA 1837-1936
Castle Combe1837-1923History CentreCC 1837-1923
Chippenham1837-History CentreCHIP1837-1936
Christian Malford1837-1911History CentreCM1837-1911
Collingbourne1837-1922History CentreCOLL1837-1860
Corsham1837-1948History CentreCOR 1837-1948
Devizes1837-2008History CentreDEV1837-1875
Donhead1837-History CentreDON1837-1877
Downton1837-History CentreDOWN1837-1869
Edington1837-History CentreEDTON1837-1882
Heytesbury1837-History CentreHETBY1837-1872
Hindon1837-History CentreHIN1837-1917
Lavington1837-1881History CentreLAV1837-1866
Longbridge Deverill1837-1921History CentreLONGDEV1837-1921
Malmesbury East1837-1919History CentreME1837-1919
Malmesbury West1837-1919History CentreMW1837-1919
Malmesbury1919-1971History CentreMALM 
Marlborough1837-1995History CentreMARL1837-1854
Melksham1837-1936History CentreMELK1837-1863
Mere1837-1936History CentreMERE1837-1859
North Bradley1837-History CentreNBRAD1837-1925
Orcheston1837-History CentreORCH1837-1917
Pewsey1837-1936History CentrePEW 
Netheravon1837-1922History CentreNA1837-1864
Ramsbury *1913-1936History CentreRAMS1913-1936
Salisbury1837-2008History CentreSAL1837-1873
Tisbury1837-1936History CentreTIS1837-1892
Trowbridge1837-2008History CentreTROW1837-1850
Warminster1837-2008History CentreWARM1837-1857
Westbury1837-1936History CentreWEST1837-1859
Wilton1837-1936History CentreWILT1837-1865
Winterbourne1837-1912History CentreWINTB1837-1912

* District in Berkshire prior to 1913