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  Traditional counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The traditional counties have (even if the 1844 changes be accepted) many anomalies, and many small exclaves, where a parcel of land would be politically part of one county despite not being physically connected to the rest of the county.
These counties are the ones usually shown on maps of the early to mid 20th century, and largely displaced the traditional counties in such uses.
Perhaps as a result of this, along with the cumbersomeness of the names and the resentment of encroaching urbanisation, the traditional counties appear not to have fallen out of use for locating the boroughs of Greater Manchester; along with areas of Greater London that are not part of the London postal district.
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 Traditional counties of the British Isles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The traditional counties of the British Isles are unofficial, informal and non-administrative divisions of the British Isles.
However, in England and Wales, the phrase is often employed to refer to the (largely static) boundaries that existed between the 16th Century Laws in Wales acts and the creation of administrative counties in the Local Government Acts of the late nineteenth century.
Traditional counties are also sometimes referred to by the terms "ancient", "geographic", "ancient or geographic", "historic", "old", or "former" counties.
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 Shropshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England.
The ceremonial county borders Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, and the Welsh ceremonial counties of Powys and Clwyd.
The modern day ceremonial county is the same as the traditional county, except for the removal of several exclaves and enclaves, and other minor alterations along the border with Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
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 Traditional counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The traditional Counties (or historic Counties) of England are historical and geographical subdivisions of the country.
As a set, the traditional counties, as supported by traditionalists, have never been used for administrative purposes : 'counties of cities' had started to be created in the 12th century, whereas Berwick-upon-Tweed was only formally incorporated into administrative Northumberland in 1974.
They also assert the traditional counties provide a far better basis for geography due to their unchanging status, which contrasts sharply with the frequent reviews and alterations that the administrative counties are subject to.
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 Administrative counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Counties which consist only one district are more popularly called Unitary Authorities because they do not match the of a county established in the centuries the 1990s.
The County of London was expanded and Greater London and consumed nearly all of Middlesex - the remaining parts being ceded Surrey and Hertfordshire.
In England the counties were be largely modelled on the existing counties in some areas (quite apart from the areas) quite radical reforms were put forward.
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 Cornwall - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county at the extreme South-West of England on the peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar.
The centre of the county is largely Devonian sandstone and slate.
Population Change in England by County 1981-2000. The natural change has been a small population decline, and the population increase is due to immigration into the county.Office for National Statistics, 2001.
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 Traditional Counties of Great Britain
The Association of British Counties (A.B.C.) is a society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing existence of the 86 traditional Counties of Britain.
A.B.C. believes that the traditional Counties are a vitally important part of the history, culture and geography of Britain.
However, they were always understood to be separate entities from the Counties themselves and, indeed, had separate terminology: they were labeled "administrative counties" and "county boroughs".
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 Ceremonial counties of England
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.
The ceremonial counties first diverged from the traditional counties of England in 1373, when a Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol was created.
See also: Ceremonial counties of Wales, Lieutenancy areas of Scotland, Administrative counties of England, Traditional counties of England, UK topics.
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 Articles - Administrative counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Administrative counties were a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government in England from 1889 to 1974.
When a county borough expanded into territory of a county that wasn´t the one it came from, maps often showed this as an increase in size of the county the county borough was associated with.
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.izeez.com /articles/Administrative_counties_of_England   (662 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Traditional counties of England
The establishment of the usually accepted set of counties began in the 12th century (though many assumed their modern form long before then), although it did not become finalised until the 16th century.
The second largest county, Lincolnshire, is still administratively divided into three historic "Parts" (intermediate in size between county and wapentake) — of Lindsey, Holland and Kesteven.
Several administrative counties, such as Cumberland, Herefordshire, Huntingdonshire (actually in 1965), Middlesex (1965) Rutland, Westmorland and Worcestershire vanished from the administrative map, whilst new entities such as Avon, Cleveland, Cumbria and Humberside appeared.
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 Subdivisions of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Non-unitary authorities are administrative counties with a two-tier structure consisting of county council and a number of district councils.
They are either as administrative counties consisting of a district or districts of a county (such Berkshire or the metropolitan counties) that has no county council.
England Dan was actually Dan Seals, who eventually achieved success as a solo country singer in the eighties, and was also a cousin of Johnny Duncan, a country singer of the seventies.
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 England Travel Guide
England is by far the largest of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (together with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) - both in terms of surface area and in terms of population (some 49 million inhabitants out of 58 million Britons).
England is part of the United Kingdom, which is a constitutional monarchy, with a Queen (or King) as the head of state, and a Prime Minister as the nation's democratically elected leader.
England has one of the highest densities of railway lines per square mile in the world...but much of it dates back to the early 20th century and as such there can be overcrowdning, delays and cancellations.
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 Help.com - essex
Essex is a county in the East of England.
The county town is Chelmsford and the highest point of the county is Chrishall Common near the village of Langley near the Hertfordshire border, which reaches 147m/482ft.
The traditional county flower of Essex is the Cowslip, locally known as the paigle or peggle, and frequently mentioned in the writings of Essex bucolic authors such as Samuel Bensusan and C. Warren.
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 Counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Administrative counties of England (called 'administrative counties' by advocates of historic counties, and 'counties' by others).
The Traditional counties of England (called 'counties' or 'historic counties' by advocates of historic counties, and 'traditional counties' by others).
These are the same as the administrative counties at some point between 1133 (when Carlisle was transferred from County Durham, which the advocates of historic counties accept), and 1373 (when Bristol was made an independent county, which they do not accept).
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 Facts about counties of england   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The term Counties of England can refer to several different sets, but the main distinction is between the administrative and historic.
They claim that not only is it right and proper to speak of Westminster as being in Middlesex, that it is wrong to speak of it as being formerly part of it, since the county of this name was never abolished.
GENUKI: Counties of England, Wales and Scotland prior to the 1974 Boundary...
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 Shire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In England, the counties of Devon and Dorset are occasionally referred to with the 'shire' suffix.
In local government terms, the phrase 'Shire county' refers to the non-metropolitan administrative counties of England outside London.
The term is often used by political commentators to describe the areas of England outside London and the 'metropolitan counties' created for the principal conurbations in 1974.
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 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Kent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kent is a county in England, south-east of London.
It is bounded on the north by the River Thames and the North Sea, and on the south by the Straits of Dover and the English Channel.
Most English counties have nicknames for people from that county, such as a Tyke from Yorkshire and a Yellowbelly from Lincolnshire; the traditional nickname for people from Kent is 'Kentish Long-Tail', deriving from the long-held belief on the continental mainland of Medieval Europe that the English had tails.
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 Traditional Music in England Project: unlocking our musical heritage
In the Traditional Music in England project about 1,500 hours of recordings of these are being made available to the public thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Traditional Music in England project proposal went through a number of incarnations and was successful in obtaining substantial backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund in August 2000.
Music Traditions is "The magazine for traditional music throughout the world" including news items, over 100 archived articles, the Topic Records discography, other traditional music label discographies, CD and book reviews, letters and research requests.
www.bl.uk /collections/sound-archive/traditional_music.html   (2998 words)

The county is 1,455 square miles (3,769 km²) in size and at its widest points is approximately 55 miles (90 km) east-west and 40 miles (65 km) north-south.
The county town is Winchester situated at 51° 03′ 35″ N, 1° 18′ 36″ W. The 2001 census gave the population of the administrative county as 1.24 million; the ceremonial county also includes the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, which are administratively independent, and has a total population of 1.6 million.
The county has a lower level of unemployment than the national average, at 1.9% when the national rate was 3.3%, and as of March 2005 has fallen to 1.1%.
www.paleorama.com /Eponyms-H/Hampshire.php   (2876 words)

 For information on the fictional Shire of J R R...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Yorkshire Yorkshire In England, the counties of Devon Devon, Dorset Dorset and Somerset Somerset are occasionally referred to with the "shire" suffix.
Radnorshire Radnorshire In Wales, the counties of Merioneth Merioneth and Glamorgan Glamorgan are occasionally referred to with the "shire" suffix.
Traditional counties of England, Scotland and Wales Traditional counties of England, Scotland and Wales
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 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
The county itself is mainly agricultural in terms of it's production, with car, paper, brick and cement manufacture all high on it's list of commercial activities.
County Town: OXFORD Brilliant covered market selling anything from venison to Versace; visit the Nose Bag for coffee, and explore Broad Street and any of the cobbled streets off it like Turl St. Gloucester Green doubles as the city bus station and a budding piazza Covent-Garden style.
Oxfordshire’s local government: The County of Oxfordshire apart from Caversham is governed by a two-tier structure with Oxfordshire County Council and the four district councils of Cherwell, Oxford City, South Oxfordshire and West Oxfordshire being the sum of two parts.
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/counties/england/oxfordshire.html   (1139 words)

 Home Page of the Association of British Counties website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Association of British Counties (ABC) is a society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing importance of the 86 historic (or traditional) Counties 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   (684 words)

 Sussex House
The county is not wholly on the southward slope, for in the middle northern district it contributes a small drainage area to the Thames basin, and the river Medway rises in it.
Its direction is east-south-east from the northern part of the county to the coast at Fairlight Down east of Hastings, and it reaches a height of about 800 ft (240 m) in the neighbourhood of Crowborough.
Sussex is a traditional county in Southern England.
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 Be Properly Addressed: a Traditional County Postal Directory - section 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The expression "traditional County" is a way of referring to those ancient territorial areas into which the country has been divided for many centuries and which are commonly known simply as "the Counties".
The traditional Counties provide this geographical framework and are the only sensible choice to use as the County element in postal addressing.
The aim of this Directory, then, is both to encourage the continued use of County names within postal addresses and to promote a return to the use of the traditional Counties as the standard County names used.
www.abcounties.co.uk /bpa/bpasection1.htm   (585 words)

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