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London Registration Districts

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trafiklitedol Report 15 Dec 2012 17:48

Good Evening

Does anyone know of a site where I can view London Districts i.e Westminster, Camberwell in detail or will I have to buy a detailed map of London. If so where is the best place to find this?



Porkie_Pie Report 15 Dec 2012 17:53

Do you mean registration districts if so then here is the link



trafiklitedol Report 15 Dec 2012 18:21

I'm more interested in the actual boundries found on a geographical map, sorry if I mis-worded my query.


Porkie_Pie Report 15 Dec 2012 19:11

OK try

click on the area of the map that you want then zoom in to see the boundries also use the search plus select from the drop down box for required boundry

also try



trafiklitedol Report 15 Dec 2012 20:45

Hello Roy

Tks for your help. Family search site has helped.


mgnv Report 15 Dec 2012 22:45

The FS URL Roy gave gives the 1850s parishes.
There's also a "Layers" tab at top of left column that lets you overlay the civil registration district, too.


Reggie Report 15 Dec 2012 23:05

Registration districts and geographical areas seldom coincide.

Try googling for maps of the areas in which you are interested


trafiklitedol Report 16 Dec 2012 12:53

Tks for suggestions, will give them a try.


DazedConfused Report 16 Dec 2012 15:01

Like Reggie I too was going to suggest just looking at a map of London which will show you just where areas are in London

But beware there are name places in London which appear both sides of the river

Bromley by Bow - E. London
Bromley - S. London

Woolwich - just to confuse the family historian is on both sides of the river North Woolwich is E. London

And postcodes do not always help

SW London is the only district in London to cover both sides of the river. My OH is a postmen and only recently (when pointed out to him by a smug me) that Fulham is not South of the River but North, I had to get a map to show him before he believed me!!!

I have visited every Delivery Office in SE & SW London during my time working with Royal Mail, so I knew ...... :-D