Parish register downloads

This page contains links to download the parish register database, either in its entirety or individual counties. Please do read the user guide, which explains the structure of the files.

A full list of the parishes included, by county, including the dates for which baptisms, marriages and burials are counted, is available in Excel by clicking on the button below.

Download by County

To download the files for each county, click on the appropriate link below. The files for the parishes in each county will be downloaded in a zip file. The zip file can be unpacked to release two files for each parish: one Excel file containing the data, and a text file giving details about the characteristics of each parish. Details about the contents of the files are provided in the user guide.

CountyNumber of parishes
Bedfordshire28
Berkshire3
Buckinghamshire3
Cambridgeshire8
Cheshire7
Cumberland5
Derbyshire2
Devon15
Dorset3
Durham3
Essex17
Gloucestershire14
Hampshire10
Herefordshire6
Hertfordshire9
Huntingdonshire1
Kent29
Lancashire10
Leicestershire25
Lincolnshire13
Middlesex2
Norfolk15
Northamptonshire2
Northumberland5
Nottinghamshire9
Oxfordshire5
Rutland1
Salop17
Somerset10
Staffordshire11
Suffolk29
Surrey13
Sussex15
Warwickshire16
Wiltshire3
Worcestershire2
Yorkshire East Riding4
Yorkshire North Riding8
Yorkshire West Riding26
Grand Total404