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  Encyclopedia: Administrative counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census).
Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west.
The Borough of Milton Keynes is a borough in England.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Administrative-counties-of-England   (8278 words)

 Counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The accepted system of the 39 traditional counties arose from the 12th to the 16th centuries, though many of the specific areas are much older.
Elected County councils were set up in England in 1888, taking over many of the administrative functions of the Quarter Sessions courts, as well as being given other powers over the years.
Of these, 34 are 'shire counties' with county councils and district councils, and 40 are unitary authorities.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Counties_of_England   (597 words)

 English Counties, England
Bedfordshire is a county in the southern Midlands of England.
Northumberland is a county in northeast England, bounded on the north by Scotland and the Cheviot...
Suffolk is a maritime county in eastern England, bordered on the north by Norfolk, on the east...
www.ohwy.com /eg/e/egcounty.htm   (645 words)

 Subdivisions of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Non-unitary authorities are administrative counties with a two-tier structure, consisting of a county council and a number of district councils.
They are defined either as administrative counties consisting of a single district, or districts of a county (such as Berkshire or the metropolitan counties) that has no county council.
England is also divided into governmental regions: Greater London, South East England, South West England, East of England, East Midlands, West Midlands, North West England, Yorkshire and the Humber and North East England.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Subdivisions_of_England   (925 words)

 Counties of England -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Elected (The elected governing body of a county) County councils were set up in England in 1888, taking over many of the administrative functions of the (A local court with criminal jurisdiction and sometimes administrative functions) Quarter Sessions courts, as well as being given other powers over the years.
Of these, 34 are 'shire counties' with (The elected governing body of a county) county councils and (A region marked off for administrative or other purposes) district councils, and 40 are unitary authorities.
Historically these largely coincided with the traditional counties, but with the addition of the (The part of London situated within the ancient boundaries; the commercial and financial center of London) City of London and the City and County of (An industrial city and port in southwestern England near the mouth of the River Avon) Bristol.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/C/Co/Counties_of_England.htm   (729 words)

 Ceremonial counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to administrative counties of England.
After the 1888 establishment of county councils and county boroughs, the Lieutenancy was reformed from its earlier basis (based in large part on the traditional counties, although there were differences, as for example Bristol had had a Lord-Lieutenant for centuries).
In 1974, county boroughs were abolished, and a major reform of the administrative counties took place.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/c/ce/ceremonial_counties_of_england.html   (526 words)

 metropolitan counties of england   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The metropolitan counties of England are administrative units that cover large urban areas, each with several metropolitan districts.
Their county councils were disbanded in 1986, for political rather than practical reasons, with most of the functions allocated to the individual districts.
They still exist both as legal administrative counties, are used in government statistics, and are also ceremonial counties.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Metropolitan_Counties_of_England.html   (306 words)

 Counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
When the counties were originally defined, they often included large areas of land owned by the local abbeys, resulting in a number of counties having small detached parts entirely surrounded by some other county.
The metropolitan counties were abolished as administrative entities in 1986 along with the county of Greater London (created in 1965) and broken up into their constituent districts, though statistical data are still published for the 1974-86 county areas.
Avon, Humberside and Cleveland were also scrapped in 1996, their districts becoming unitary authorities combining county and district functions, and 1999 saw the restoration of Rutland, formerly the smallest county in England, and Herefordshire as unitary authories, after they had been respectively merged with Leicestershire and Worcestershire 25 years earlier.
www.city-search.org /co/counties-of-england.html   (603 words)

 Articles - Administrative counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The administrative counties didn't exist prior to 1888, see traditional counties of England for the history of the English counties before then.
The County of London was expanded and renamed Greater London, taking three of the county boroughs, more of Surrey and Kent, parts of Essex and Hertfordshire and consuming nearly all of Middlesex - the remaining parts being ceded to Surrey and Hertfordshire.
In 1974 the administrative counties were abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 and replaced with the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England.
www.worldhammock.com /articles/Administrative_counties_of_England   (613 words)

 Ceremonial counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ceremonial counties before the creation of Greater London in 1965 (excluding Bristol).
It is worthy of note that Cornwall is the only 'county' in which there exists a large minority who claim that Cornwall is quite incorrectly considered a ceremonial county of England and should instead be referred to as a Duchy and one of the home nations of the UK (see the constitutional status of Cornwall).
Most ceremonial counties are therefore defined today as groups of local authority areas; the same situation as prevailed between 1888 and 1974.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ceremonial_counties_of_England   (635 words)

County names no longer need be used in English addresses, so this table is mainly of historical interest, but might also be useful in decoding old-style addresses, which, although "depracated", are still widely used.
In England, county names are not prefixed by the word "county" (as they are in Ireland), with one exception: County Durham, to distinguish the county from the city of the same name.
Like the counties of England and Wales, Scottish counties have been redrawn, renamed, converted to regions and back to counties, and so forth; thus this list is more a curiosity than of any particular use in postal addressing, other than historical.
www.columbia.edu /kermit/ukcounties.html   (655 words)

 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
Tyne and Wear is centred on the cities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland with the town of Morpeth being awarded the honour of being the adminstration centre for the 'new' Northumberland.
Although largely rural the open fields of the county here give a romantic, soft quality and there is a dramatic ending as you cross the high divide of the River Tweed at Berwick.
It may be little populated and savage in its rural heart, yet the county possesses wonderful scenery such as the Cheviots, as well as little oases of sheltered beauty.
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/counties/england/northumberland.html   (791 words)

 Eastern Counties of England - Part III
But all this is still outdone at least in show, by two articles, which are the peculiars of this fair, and do not begin till the other part of the fair, that is to say for the woollen manufacture begins to draw to a close.
There are indeed in the west of England some quantities growing: as at Wilton, near Salisbury; at Hereford and Broomsgrove, near Wales, and the like; but the quantity is inconsiderable, and the places remote, so that none of them come to London.
This cannot be said of some other families in this county, whose fine parks and new-built palaces are fallen under forfeitures and alienations by the misfortunes of the times and by the ruin of their masters' fortunes in that South Sea deluge.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/geo/travel/EasternCountiesofEngland/chap9.html   (1673 words)

 Christopher Saxton's Atlas of England and Wales
Saxton came to London at an unknown date and was chosen by Thomas Seckford to survey and map the counties of England and Wales.
The general map and all the county maps were first issued as an atlas in 1579.
Saxton went on to produce a large wall map of England and Wales in 1583, and by the late 1580s he was established as a professional land surveyor.
special.lib.gla.ac.uk /exhibns/month/june2002.html   (1606 words)

 Home Page of the Association of British Counties website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
ABC believes that the Counties are an important part of the history, geography and cultural life of Great Britain.
ABC, therefore, seeks to fully re-establish the use of the Counties as the standard popular geographical reference frame of Britain and to further encourage their use as a basis for social, sporting and cultural activities.
ABC encourages the use of the historic Counties in postal addressing, in guide books, on boundary signs and maps and encourages their further use as a basis for sporting, social and cultural activities and organisations.
www.abcounties.co.uk   (726 words)

 GENUKI: England
Lambeth Palace Library "is the historic library of the archbishops of Canterbury and the principal library and record office for the history of the Church of England".
Moving Here, 200 Years of Migration to England, is a "database of digitised photographs, maps, objects, documents and audio items from 30 local and national archives, museums and libraries which record migration experiences of the last 200 years.
The Population History of England, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1989, is the standard text on the historical demography of England, based on many years of work by the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big/eng   (1967 words)

 Rugby Football Union - England Counties name squad for Romania and France
Nine of this weekend’s Tetley's County Championship finalists have been named in the England Counties squad for next month's European tour.
The England Counties is established as the country's second tier national side following last year's three-match tour to Chile, which included a 33-21 test win in Santiago.
Ten counties are represented and Lancashire provide the biggest contingent of five players.
www.rfu.com /index.cfm/fuseaction/RFUHome.News_Detail/StoryID/3317   (416 words)

 GENUKI: Counties of England, Wales and Scotland prior to the 1974 Boundary Changes
Counties of England, Wales and Scotland prior to the 1974 Boundary Changes
The map and county lists can be used to navigate directly to any county page.
The three-letter abbreviations shown on this map are the well-known Chapman County Codes.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/Britain.html   (260 words)

 Safeguarding the 39 Counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Unless some other means is created of maintaining the integrity and identity of the historic Counties, then the implications of this for the identities of the Counties and their role in the national life are obvious and dire.
While each County may have originally been set up for some public purpose or other, long before the beginning of the nineteenth century it was their geographical identity that was paramount.
(i) Separate administrative counties were created for each of the Ridings of Yorkshire, the parts of Lincolnshire, the east and west divisions of Sussex, the east and west divisions of Suffolk, the Isle of Ely and the residue of Cambridgeshire, and for the Soke of Peterborough and the residue of Northamptonshire.
www.abcounties.co.uk /the39counties.htm   (7541 words)

 Eastern Counties of England - Part II
Yet all looked lovely in their sorrow, and a numerous issue promising and grown up intimated that the family of Davers would still flourish, and that the beauties of Rushbrook, the mansion of the family, were not formed with so much art in vain or to die with the present possessor.
I had still the county of Cambridge to visit to complete this tour of the eastern part of England, and of that I come now to speak.
As Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk are taken up in manufactures, and famed for industry, this county has no manufacture at all; nor are the poor, except the husbandmen, famed for anything so much as idleness and sloth, to their scandal be it spoken.
www.worldwideschool.org /library/books/geo/travel/EasternCountiesofEngland/chap8.html   (1446 words)

 Counties: England should go
Counties reacted angrily last night to the government's refusal to offer compensation should the England and Wales Cricket Board boycott next month's controversial World Cup match against Zimbabwe.
As cricket digested the implications of the continuing impasse between the government and the ECB, opinion was hardening in favour of England fulfilling the fixture despite reservations about Robert Mugabe's regime.
Privately county chairmen and chief-executives said it was difficult to see how cricket could bear the costs of a boycott, that could be as much as £1m, and most believe the game will go ahead.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/1-10-2003-33447.asp   (538 words)

 Cyndi's List - Ireland & Northern Ireland
Each county now has a local heritage centre and many of these centres also offer a search service for a small fee.
For anyone with a genealogical interest in the history of the Fenian Brotherhood and the Irish revolutionary movement that was formed in 1857 and continued on until the 1870s.
For anyone with an interest in all 32 counties of Ireland and all of its' people; to chat about their/your homeland and the history, culture and lifestyle of our ancestors and their descendants.
www.cyndislist.com /ireland.htm   (3316 words)

 Counties in England
Note that there may some counties here that you don't recognise.
If so, that is because they exist in the IGI (doubtless erroneously) as counties and so are included here for completeness.
Occasionally they may actually be names of towns and not of counties.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountryEngland.htm   (95 words)

 Articles - Counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Local government reforms in the 1990s grouped the counties into regions, created many small unitary authorities possessing county level status and restored Herefordshire, Rutland and Worcestershire as administrative entities.
There are now exactly 81 county level entities, excluding Greater London.
The former postal counties as used by the Post Office are no longer required on addresses.
www.gaple.com /articles/Counties_of_England   (644 words)

 Map of England and Wales: Counties and Unitary Authorities
Map of England and Wales: Counties and Unitary Authorities
The location of England is identified on the world map.
England and Wales is divided into Counties, Metropolitan Counties, Unitary Authorities, and Greater London:
www.pickatrail.com /jupiter/location/europe/england/england.html   (274 words)

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