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Encyclopedia > Administrative counties of England

The division into counties is one of the larger divisions of England. Administrative counties were created in 1889 by the Local Government Act 1888 and abolished in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. They were replaced by metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties which are often referred to, somewhat incorrectly, as administrative counties. Other definitions of county are traditional counties and ceremonial counties. For local government purposes, England is divided into three types of areas - non-unitary authorities, unitary authorities, and London boroughs. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ... 1889 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The Local Government Act 1972 was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, that reformed local government in England and Wales, on April 1, 1974. ... The British Isles are divided into the following traditional counties (also vice counties or historic counties). ... 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. ...


Counties are usually divided into several districts, each with its own separate administration (districts may be called boroughs or cities in some cases). In the 1990s UK local government reform counties which consist of only one district, more popularly called unitary authorities, were created. However, very few unitary authorities are styled as counties (known as a titular counties), most are styled as boroughs or cities. Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... The Districts of England are the lowest level of local government in England, except for civil parishes. ... A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... Historically, city status was associated with the presence of a cathedral, such as York Minster. ... The structure of local government in the United Kingdom underwent large changes in the 1990s. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single-tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...

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Map: Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England (as of 2005)

Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England
  1. Northumberland
  2. Tyne and Wear
  3. Durham
  4. Cumbria
  5. Lancashire
  6. Blackpool *
  7. Blackburn with Darwen *
  8. West Yorkshire
  9. North Yorkshire
  10. Darlington *
  11. Stockton-on-Tees *
  12. Middlesbrough *
  13. Hartlepool *
  14. Redcar and Cleveland *
  15. York *
  16. East Riding of Yorkshire *
  17. Hull *
  18. North Lincolnshire *
  19. North East Lincolnshire *
  20. Lincolnshire
  21. Nottinghamshire
  22. Nottingham *
  23. South Yorkshire
  24. Derbyshire
  25. Derby *
  26. Greater Manchester
  27. Merseyside
  28. Halton *
  1. Warrington *
  2. Cheshire
  3. Shropshire
  4. Telford and Wrekin *
  5. Staffordshire
  6. Stoke-on-Trent *
  7. West Midlands
  8. Warwickshire
  9. Leicestershire
  10. Leicester *
  11. Rutland *
  12. Northamptonshire
  13. Peterborough *
  14. Cambridgeshire
  15. Norfolk
  16. Suffolk
  17. Essex
  18. Southend-on-Sea *
  19. Thurrock *
  20. Hertfordshire
  21. Bedfordshire
  22. Luton *
  23. Milton Keynes *
  24. Buckinghamshire
  25. Oxfordshire
  26. Gloucestershire
  1. Worcestershire
  2. Herefordshire *
  3. South Gloucestershire *
  4. Bristol *
  5. North Somerset *
  6. Bath and North East Somerset *
  7. Wiltshire
  8. Swindon *
  9. Berkshire
  10. Greater London ¹
  11. Medway *
  12. Kent
  13. East Sussex
  14. Brighton and Hove *
  15. West Sussex
  16. Surrey
  17. Hampshire
  18. Southampton *
  19. Portsmouth *
  20. Isle of Wight *
  21. Dorset
  22. Poole *
  23. Bournemouth *
  24. Somerset
  25. Devon
  26. Torbay *
  27. Plymouth *
  28. Cornwall


* unitary authority
metropolitan county
‡ no county council
¹ 'administrative area' not a county. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other places with this name, see Northumberland (disambiguation) Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... Tyne and Wear is one of six metropolitan counties in England, comprising the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Cumbria is a administrative county located in the northwest area of England. ... Lancashire (archaically, the County of Lancaster) is a county palatine of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... The Tower, Blackpool Blackpool is a seaside town in England, on the coast of the Irish Sea. ... Blackburn with Darwen is a borough in Lancashire, north west England. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... North Yorkshire is a county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... Darlington is an industrial town in the north-east of England. ... Stockton-on-Tees is a local government district and borough in north-east England, with a resident population in 2001 of 178,408 rising to 185,880 in 2005 estimates. ... Map sources for Middlesbrough at grid reference NZ5118 Middlesbrough is a town and district in North-East England, with a resident population in 2001 of 134,855. ... Hartlepool (pronounced HART-le-pool) is a North Sea port in North East England. ... Redcar and Cleveland is a unitary authority in the former county of Cleveland, consisting of Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, and small towns such as Brotton, Skelton, and Loftus. ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in England, established in April 1996, one of the first unitary councils. ... North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the north east of England, bordering onto North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Nottingham is a city located in Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... This article is about the city of Derby in England. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in England established in 1974 which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation of Manchester. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England, Merseyside is named after the River Mersey and comprises the conurbation by the Mersey estuary centred upon Liverpool. ... Halton is a borough in North West England, administered by a unitary authority. ... Warrington, the United Kingdom’s third biggest town (as opposed to city), is a town and borough in North West England, between Manchester and Liverpool. ... This article is about the English county. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... Warwickshire (pronounced worrickshur or worricksheer) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Leicester (pronounced ) is a city in the English East Midlands, on the River Soar. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Peterborough is a city in the East of England. ... 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. ... For alternative meanings see: Norfolk (disambiguation) Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Suffolk (pronounced suffuk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... This article is about the county of Essex in England. ... Southend-on-Sea is a resort town in Essex, England. ... Thurrock is a unitary authority in England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire or Harfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Bedfordshire is a county in England. ... Luton is a town and local government district in England, located 50km north of central London. ... The Borough of Milton Keynes is a borough in England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced [ ˈglɒstəʃəʳ]; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a ceremonial and administrative county in southwest England. ... Worcestershire (pronounced /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃə/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃiːɜː/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃaɪə/; abbreviated Worcs) is a county, located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... South Gloucestershire is a local government area in South West England. ... Bristol is an English city and county and one of the two administrative centres of South West England (the other being Plymouth). ... North Somerset is a unitary authority in England, historically part of the county of Somerset but now administered independently. ... Bath and North East Somerset (commonly referred to as BANES or B&NES) is an English unitary local government authority that was created on April 1, 1996 following the abolition of Avon County Council, and is an administrative county in its own right. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Swindon is a borough in South West, England. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... The Medway Towns is the name given to a conurbation located to the north of Kent in England: until 1998 it was part of that county (see below). ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... Brighton and Hove is a city on the south coast of England. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Civic Centre, Southampton Southampton is a city and major port situated on the south coast of England. ... This article is about the English city of Portsmouth. ... The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Dorset (pronounced Dorsit, sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination in the traditional county of Dorset in southern England. ... Bournemouth is a seaside resort in the county of Dorset on the south coast of England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Devon (Dewnans in Cornish )is usually regarded as a county in South West England nation, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Torbay is an east facing bay at the western most end of Lyme Bay in the south west of England. ... Smeatons tower on Plymouth Hoe Plymouth is a city in the South West of England, or alternatively the Westcountry, and is situated within the traditional county of Devon. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Administrative county Traditional county Duchy of Cornwall Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single-tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... The metropolitan counties of England are counties that cover large urban areas, each with several metropolitan districts. ...


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Metropolitan counties

The metropolitan counties are Greater Manchester, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands and West Yorkshire. The metropolitan counties of England are counties that cover large urban areas, each with several metropolitan districts. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in England established in 1974 which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation of Manchester. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England, Merseyside is named after the River Mersey and comprises the conurbation by the Mersey estuary centred upon Liverpool. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... Tyne and Wear is one of six metropolitan counties in England, comprising the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ...


The county councils of these were abolished in 1986 by the Thatcher government for largely political rather than practical reasons, but they still exist legally. They are used for some administrative and geographic purposes, and are still ceremonial counties. Most of the powers that the former county councils used to have, devolved to their metropolitan boroughs, which are now in effect unitary authorities, however some functions such as emergency services, civil defence, and public transport are still run jointly on a metropolitan county wide basis. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925), is a British stateswoman and was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, also Leader of the Opposition from 1975, and the only woman to date to hold the former... 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. ... A Metropolitan Borough (or Metropolitan District) is a type of local government district in England, covering urban areas within metropolitan counties. ... A unitary authority is a term used in a two-tier local government system to describe a unit of local government that operates as a single tier. ...


Greater London is not a county but an 'administrative area'. It was created in 1965 and its Greater London Council abolished in 1986 along with the metropolitan county councils. It now has a Greater London Authority in its capacity as a region of England. Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... The Greater London Council (GLC) was the top-tier local government administrative body for Greater London from 1965 to its abolition in 1986. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Greater London Authority (GLA) administers the 1579 sq. ... The region (sometimes known as Government Office Region) is currently the highest tier of local government in England. ...


Non-metropolitan counties

Shire counties

A 'shire county' is a non-metropolitan county which has multiple districts. Its name need not have 'shire' in it. Non-metropolitan districts (usually just called Districts) are local government sub-divisions of English Counties. ... For information on the fictional Shire of J. R. R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings, see Shire (Middle-earth) A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain. ...


There are 35 such counties:


Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Worcestershire Bedfordshire is a county in England. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... 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. ... This article is about the English county. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Administrative county Traditional county Duchy of Cornwall Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ... Cumbria is a administrative county located in the northwest area of England. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... Devon (Dewnans in Cornish )is usually regarded as a county in South West England nation, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Dorset (pronounced Dorsit, sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England, on the English Channel coast. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... This article is about the county of Essex in England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced [ ˈglɒstəʃəʳ]; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a ceremonial and administrative county in southwest England. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire or Harfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Lancashire (archaically, the County of Lancaster) is a county palatine of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... For alternative meanings see: Norfolk (disambiguation) Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... For other places with this name, see Northumberland (disambiguation) Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... North Yorkshire is a county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Suffolk (pronounced suffuk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... This is about Surrey, England. ... Warwickshire (pronounced worrickshur or worricksheer) is a landlocked county in central England. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Worcestershire (pronounced /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃə/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃiːɜː/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃaɪə/; abbreviated Worcs) is a county, located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...


All, apart from Berkshire, have county councils. Sometimes 'shire county' is used to exclude Berkshire, because it has no county council. There is some debate as to the status of Cornwall, whether it is a shire county or not. It is interesting to note that Cornwall[1] is the only 'county' where a large minority dispute its constitutional status and instead claim it should be described as a Duchy and one of the home nations of the UK. For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Administrative county Traditional county Duchy of Cornwall Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ... The constitutional status of Cornwall, in the southwest of Great Britain, is the subject of ongoing debate. ... A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Constituent Countries. ...


Unitary authorities

Unitary authorities are areas with only one council. 40 of these are coterminous with a county. A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single-tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...


Bath and North East Somerset, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton and Hove, Bristol, Derby, Darlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Halton, Hartlepool, Herefordshire, Isle of Wight, Kingston upon Hull, Leicester, Luton, Medway Towns, Middlesbrough, Borough of Milton Keynes, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Somerset, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Redcar and Cleveland, Rutland, Southampton, Southend-on-Sea, South Gloucestershire, Stockton-on-Tees, Stoke-on-Trent, Swindon, Telford and Wrekin, Thurrock, Torbay, Warrington, York Bath and North East Somerset (commonly referred to as BANES or B&NES) is an English unitary local government authority that was created on April 1, 1996 following the abolition of Avon County Council, and is an administrative county in its own right. ... Blackburn with Darwen is a borough in Lancashire, north west England. ... The Tower, Blackpool Blackpool is a seaside town in England, on the coast of the Irish Sea. ... Bournemouth is a seaside resort in the county of Dorset on the south coast of England. ... Brighton and Hove is a city on the south coast of England. ... Bristol is an English city and county and one of the two administrative centres of South West England (the other being Plymouth). ... Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... Darlington is an industrial town in the north-east of England. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... Halton is a borough in North West England, administered by a unitary authority. ... Hartlepool (pronounced HART-le-pool) is a North Sea port in North East England. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Hull or Kingston upon Hull is a British city situated on the north bank of the Humber estuary. ... Leicester (pronounced ) is a city in the English East Midlands, on the River Soar. ... Luton is a town and local government district in England, located 50km north of central London. ... This article is about Medway in England. ... Map sources for Middlesbrough at grid reference NZ5118 Middlesbrough is a town and district in North-East England, with a resident population in 2001 of 134,855. ... The Borough of Milton Keynes is a borough in England. ... North East Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in the north east of England, bordering onto North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire. ... North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority in England, established in April 1996, one of the first unitary councils. ... North Somerset is a unitary authority in England, historically part of the county of Somerset but now administered independently. ... Nottingham is a city located in Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... Peterborough is a city in the east of England. ... Smeatons tower on Plymouth Hoe Plymouth is a city in the South West of England, or alternatively the Westcountry, and is situated within the traditional county of Devon. ... Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination in the traditional county of Dorset in southern England. ... This article is about the English city of Portsmouth. ... Redcar and Cleveland is a unitary authority in the former county of Cleveland, consisting of Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, and small towns such as Brotton, Skelton, and Loftus. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Civic Centre, Southampton Southampton is a city and major port situated on the south coast of England. ... Southend-on-Sea is a resort town in Essex, England. ... South Gloucestershire is a local government area in South West England. ... Stockton-on-Tees is an industrial town and port on the River Tees in north-eastern England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Swindon is a borough in South West, England. ... Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England. ... Thurrock is a unitary authority in England. ... Torbay is an east facing bay at the western most end of Lyme Bay in the south west of England. ... Warrington, the United Kingdom’s third biggest town (as opposed to city), is a town and borough in North West England, between Manchester and Liverpool. ... This article is about the English city. ...


For 39 of these, they are defined as a county with a single district, which has a district council, and no county council. For the Isle of Wight, technically it is a county with a county council and no district councils, but the effect is the same. The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ...


The districts of Berkshire are unitary authorities, but are not granted county status. For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ...


The Isles of Scilly are not part of Cornwall for administrative purposes, but neither do they constitute a county. Tresco, the second largest Island of Scillonia The Isles of Scilly (Cornish: Ynysek Syllan) form an archipelago of islands off the Cornish coast. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Administrative county Traditional county Duchy of Cornwall Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ...


See Subdivisions of England for the full list of unitary authorities. For local government purposes, England is divided into three types of areas - non-unitary authorities, unitary authorities, and London boroughs. ...


History

Administrative counties didn't exist prior to 1888. See traditional counties of England for the history of the English counties before then. 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The traditional counties of England are historic subdivisions of the country into around 40 regions. ...


1888: County Councils

In 1888 the government, led by the Tory Prime Minister Lord Salisbury established county councils for all of England and Wales, covering areas known as administrative counties. Excluded from administrative counties were the county boroughs, which were what today are known as unitary authorities. 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (February 3, 1830–August 22, 1903). ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single-tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...


Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Sussex, and Yorkshire were split up for administrative purposes, following historical divisions used by the Courts of Quarter Sessions. 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. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Suffolk (pronounced suffuk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Sussex is a traditional county in southern England, divided for administrative purposes into West Sussex and East Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove. ... Yorkshire as a traditional county. ... Historically, the Courts of Quarter Sessions, or Quarter Sessions, were periodic courts held in each county and county borough in England and Wales until 1972, when together with the Assizes courts they were abolished by the Courts Act 1971 and replaced by a single permanent Crown Court of England and...


Additionally there was a County of London which covered the area today known as Inner London. The Isle of Wight was originally included under the administrative county of Hampshire but obtained its own county council in 1890. The County of London (in red), super imposed upon todays Greater London area, to show the difference in size with post-1965 Borough boundaries The County of London was an administrative county of England from 1888 to 1965. ... Inner London is technically a term for the central part of Greater London, in contrast to Outer London. ... The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Some exclaves that had been left untouched by the 1844 Act were affected by this one, for example the Measham area of Derbyshire was placed under the control of Leicestershire County Council. 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Measham is a village on the Leicestershire-Staffordshire border, located just off the A42 just south of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ...


In 1894 a uniform two-tier system was established, with subdivisions of the administrative counties called urban districts, rural districts and municipal boroughs. 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... In British and Irish local government, an urban district is a subdivision of a county that covers an urbanised area. ... In local government on the British Isles, a rural district was a predominantly rural area used for local government. ... A borough is a political division originally used in England. ...


Map: Administrative counties of England from 1890 to 1965

This map follows the usual practice of not showing county boroughs. Instead, they were included in their 'host' county. 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. So, for example, Bristol south of the River Avon would be shown as part of Gloucestershire rather than Somerset. County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Bristol is an English city and county and one of the two administrative centres of South West England (the other being Plymouth). ... The Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge The River Avon is a river in the south west of England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced [ ˈglɒstəʃəʳ]; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a ceremonial and administrative county in southwest England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ...


This system was the basis of the ceremonial counties used for Lieutenancy - except that Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk and Sussex were not split for Lieutenancy. (Yorkshire, however, was). 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. ...

Administrative counties of England from 1890 to 1965
  1. Northumberland
  2. Durham
  3. Westmorland
  4. Cumberland
  5. Lancashire
  6. West Riding of Yorkshire
  7. North Riding of Yorkshire
  8. East Riding of Yorkshire
  9. Lindsey
  10. Holland
  11. Kesteven
  12. Nottinghamshire
  13. Derbyshire
  14. Cheshire
  15. Salop (Shropshire)
  16. Staffordshire
  17. Warwickshire
  18. Leicestershire
  19. Rutland
  20. Northamptonshire
  21. Soke of Peterborough
  22. Huntingdonshire
  23. Cambridgeshire
  24. Isle of Ely
  1. Norfolk
  2. East Suffolk
  3. West Suffolk
  4. Essex
  5. Hertfordshire
  6. Bedfordshire
  7. Buckinghamshire
  8. Oxfordshire
  9. Gloucestershire
  10. Worcestershire
  11. Herefordshire
  12. Wiltshire
  13. Berkshire
  14. Middlesex
  15. London
  16. Kent
  17. East Sussex
  18. West Sussex
  19. Surrey
  20. Hampshire
  21. Isle of Wight
  22. Dorset
  23. Somerset
  24. Devon
  25. Cornwall

Image:EnglandNumbered1890.png For other places with this name, see Northumberland (disambiguation) Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Westmorland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Lancashire (archaically, the County of Lancaster) is a county palatine of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... The West Riding as an administrative county prior to its abolition in 1974. ... The North Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three traditional subdivisions of the English county of Yorkshire. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... Lindsey is a traditional subdivison of Lincolnshire in England, which includes most the urbanised areas. ... Holland is a region in south-east Lincolnshire, England. ... Parts of Kesteven is a traditional subdivision of Lincolnshire, England. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... This article is about the English county. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Warwickshire (pronounced worrickshur or worricksheer) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Categories: United Kingdom-related stubs | Cambridgeshire ... Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. ... 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. ... Categories: UK geography stubs | Cambridgeshire | English islands ... For alternative meanings see: Norfolk (disambiguation) Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Categories: Stub | Suffolk ... West Suffolk was created along with East Suffolk in 1888 as an administrative county of England in its own right. ... Essex is an administrative county in the East of England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire or Harfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Bedfordshire is a county in England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced [ ˈglɒstəʃəʳ]; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a ceremonial and administrative county in southwest England. ... Worcestershire (pronounced /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃə/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃiːɜː/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃaɪə/; abbreviated Worcs) is a county, located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ... Middlesex as a traditional county before 1888. ... The County of London (in red), super imposed upon todays Greater London area, to show the difference in size with post-1965 Borough boundaries The County of London was an administrative county of England from 1888 to 1965. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Dorset (pronounced Dorsit, sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Devon (Dewnans in Cornish )is usually regarded as a county in South West England nation, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Administrative county Traditional county Duchy of Cornwall Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Encroachment

As urbanisation increased, and suburbs were built on a scale not seen before, the urban areas surrounding various towns and cities started to cross traditional county borders. Since boroughs, urban districts, and parishes could not cross administrative county boundaries, the administrative county borders were adjusted. Urbanization is the degree of or increase in urban character or nature. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... In British and Irish local government, an urban district is a subdivision of a county that covers an urbanised area. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the smallest unit of local government. ...


Examples of these include:

Beauchief is a village, formerly in Derbyshire, England, which has become a suburb of Sheffield. ... Dore (grid reference SK311812) is a village in South Yorkshire. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... This article is about the city in England. ... The West Riding as an administrative county prior to its abolition in 1974. ... 1934 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Caversham is a village in the unitary authority of Reading, England, although, historically, Caversham was part of Oxfordshire. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... St Marys Church and market Reading is a town and unitary authority in Berkshire in England, at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, halfway between London and Oxford. ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... The stilted Grammar School Market Harborough is a market town in Leicestershire, England, upon the River Welland. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Tamworth town centre Map sources for Tamworth at grid reference SK2203 Tamworth is a historic town and local government district in Staffordshire England, located 17 miles (25km) north-east from the city of Birmingham. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Warwickshire (pronounced worrickshur or worricksheer) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... Burton-upon-Trent is a large town straddling the River Trent in the east of Staffordshire, England, which originally grew up around the monastery of St. ... Wythenshawe is a housing estate to the south of Manchester. ... This article is about the English county. ... This article is about the city in England. ... Lancashire (archaically, the County of Lancaster) is a county palatine of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... Lancashire (archaically, the County of Lancaster) is a county palatine of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... This article is about the English county. ...

1965: Greater London

Main article: London Government Act 1963


Throughout the next century, debates took place about what should be done about local government in respect of the increasing urbanisation of the country. Proposals to expand or change county boroughs or to create larger urban counties were discussed, but nothing happened until 1963, when legislation was passed to come into effect in 1965. 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ...


The County of London was expanded and renamed Greater London, and consumed nearly all of Middlesex - the remaining parts being ceded to Surrey and Hertfordshire. Some other changes took place, such as the Soke of Peterborough and Huntingdonshire being merged into Huntingdon and Peterborough, and the merger of the original Cambridgeshire county council and the Isle of Ely county council. Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Middlesex as a traditional county before 1888. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire or Harfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Categories: United Kingdom-related stubs | Cambridgeshire ... Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. ... Huntingdonshire and Peterborough was a short-lived administrative county in England. ... 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. ... Categories: UK geography stubs | Cambridgeshire | English islands ...


Map: Administrative counties of England from 1965 from 1974

The map below is shown with the county boroughs immediately prior to 1974. County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...

Administrative counties of England from 1965 to 1974
  1. Northumberland
  2. Durham
  3. Westmorland
  4. Cumberland
  5. Lancashire
  6. West Riding of Yorkshire
  7. North Riding of Yorkshire
  8. East Riding of Yorkshire
  9. Lindsey
  10. Holland
  11. Kesteven
  12. Nottinghamshire
  13. Derbyshire
  14. Cheshire
  15. Salop (Shropshire)
  16. Staffordshire
  17. Warwickshire
  18. Leicestershire
  19. Rutland
  20. Northamptonshire
  21. Huntingdon and Peterborough
  1. Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely
  2. Norfolk
  3. East Suffolk
  4. West Suffolk
  5. Essex
  6. Hertfordshire
  7. Bedfordshire
  8. Buckinghamshire
  9. Oxfordshire
  10. Gloucestershire
  11. Worcestershire
  12. Herefordshire
  13. Wiltshire
  14. Berkshire
  15. Greater London
  16. Kent
  17. East Sussex
  18. West Sussex
  19. Surrey
  20. Hampshire
  21. Isle of Wight
  22. Dorset
  23. Somerset
  24. Devon
  25. Cornwall
Image:EnglandNumbered1965CB.png

For other places with this name, see Northumberland (disambiguation) Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Westmorland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Lancashire (archaically, the County of Lancaster) is a county palatine of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... The West Riding as an administrative county prior to its abolition in 1974. ... The North Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three traditional subdivisions of the English county of Yorkshire. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... Lindsey is a traditional subdivison of Lincolnshire in England, which includes most the urbanised areas. ... Holland is a region in south-east Lincolnshire, England. ... Parts of Kesteven is a traditional subdivision of Lincolnshire, England. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... This article is about the English county. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Warwickshire (pronounced worrickshur or worricksheer) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Huntingdonshire and Peterborough was a short-lived administrative county in England. ... Categories: Stub | Cambridgeshire ... For alternative meanings see: Norfolk (disambiguation) Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Categories: Stub | Suffolk ... West Suffolk was created along with East Suffolk in 1888 as an administrative county of England in its own right. ... Essex is an administrative county in the East of England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire or Harfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Bedfordshire is a county in England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced [ ˈglɒstəʃəʳ]; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a ceremonial and administrative county in southwest England. ... Worcestershire (pronounced /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃə/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃiːɜː/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃaɪə/; abbreviated Worcs) is a county, located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Dorset (pronounced Dorsit, sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Devon (Dewnans in Cornish )is usually regarded as a county in South West England nation, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Administrative county Traditional county Duchy of Cornwall Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

1974: Two-tier

Main article: Local Government Act 1972 The Local Government Act 1972 was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, that reformed local government in England and Wales, on April 1, 1974. ...


By the late 1960s, it had become obvious that the structure of local government in England and Wales needed reforming. Harold Wilson's Labour government set up the Redcliffe-Maud Commission to produce proposals for wholesale reform. The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ... This article is about the British politician. ... The Labour Party is the principal centrist/centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... Local government in England as proposed by the report. ...


The report proposed that most of England the two-tier structure be abolished, and replaced with a system of 58 unitary authories, which would generally ignore the previous administrative boundaries in favour of changes that made geographic sense - a total redrawing of the map. In the metropolitan areas of Merseyside, South East Lancashire and North East Cheshire, and the Birmingham area, there would be 3 metropolitan areas, with 20 district authorities. A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single-tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England, Merseyside is named after the River Mersey and comprises the conurbation by the Mersey estuary centred upon Liverpool. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in England established in 1974 which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation of Manchester. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ...


These proposals were opposed by the Conservative Party opposition led by Edward Heath. They won the 1970 general election, and set to work defining their own scheme. This scrapped the concept of unitary authorities (even for existing county boroughs) — the entire area of England and Wales was to be divided into uniform counties and districts. In England the new administrative counties were to be largely modelled on the traditional counties, but in some areas (quite apart from the metropolitan areas) quite radical reforms were put forward. The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ... The Right Honourable Sir Edward (Ted) Richard George Heath, KG, MBE (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005), soldier and politician, was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975. ... The United Kingdom general election of 1970 was held on June 18, 1970, and resulted in a surprise loss of power for Labour under Harold Wilson, who was replaced as Prime Minister by the Conservative leader, Edward Heath. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ...


Despite reassurances from the government that nobody's loyalties were expected to change as a result of the local government reform, and that the ancient and geographic counties would not be formally abolished; many changes did incur significant local oppositions. Most of the radical changes were withdrawn. One aspect the government stood firm on was the mergers of small counties. Campaigns for the continuation of Rutland and Herefordshire were unsuccessful, although due to its special geographic circumstances, the Isle of Wight was permitted to retain a separate county council, as opposed to being reunified with its historic county of Hampshire. The traditional counties of England are historic subdivisions of the country into around 40 regions. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Hampshire (abbr. ...


The Local Government Act was passed in 1972, and defined the English counties and metropolitan districts, but not the non-metropolitan districts. These were set by a Boundary Commission that had already begun work. The Local Government Act 1972 was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom, that reformed local government in England and Wales, on April 1, 1974. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...


The metropolitan counties were composed as follows:

Other significant changes were: Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England, Merseyside is named after the River Mersey and comprises the conurbation by the Mersey estuary centred upon Liverpool. ... Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough on Merseyside in north west England, on the north side of the Mersey estuary. ... Lancashire (archaically, the County of Lancaster) is a county palatine of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... The River Mersey is a river in the north west of England. ... Wirral is a peninsula and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, North West England, more commonly known locally as The Wirral, which is short for The Wirral Peninsula. ... This article is about the English county. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in England established in 1974 which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation of Manchester. ... Manchester is a city in the North West of England. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... This article is about the city in England. ... Map sources for Rotherham at grid reference SK4392 Rotherham is a town in South Yorkshire, England, built upon the River Don near the confluence of the Don and the Rother. ... The West Riding as an administrative county prior to its abolition in 1974. ... Tyne and Wear is one of six metropolitan counties in England, comprising the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... Tyneside is a conurbation in northern England, covering part of the area of Tyne and Wear. ... Newcastle upon Tyne, often shortened to Newcastle, is a city in the county of Tyne and Wear in North East England. ... For other places with this name, see Northumberland (disambiguation) Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... Map sources for Sunderland at grid reference NZ3957 Sunderland is an industrial city and port in the English metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... The Black Country is a loosely-defined area of conurbation to the north and west of Birmingham, and to the south and east of Wolverhampton in the English West Midlands, around the South Staffordshire coalfield. ... The Precinct in Coventry city centre For alternative meanings see: Coventry (disambiguation) Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... Leeds Coat Of Arms Map sources for Leeds at grid reference SE297338 Leeds is a city and metropolitan borough in Yorkshire in the north of England. ... Location within the British Isles Bradford is the major settlement in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District, in the north of England in the county of West Yorkshire. ... The West Riding as an administrative county prior to its abolition in 1974. ...

Northavon Bristol Kingswood Woodspring Wansdyke Bath The County of Avon was a short-lived administrative county in the west of England, named after the River Avon which ran through it. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced [ ˈglɒstəʃəʳ]; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a ceremonial and administrative county in southwest England. ... Bristol is an English city and county and one of the two administrative centres of South West England (the other being Plymouth). ... The Palladian-style Pulteney Bridge and the weir at Bath. ... Cleveland is an area in the north east of England. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... The North Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three traditional subdivisions of the English county of Yorkshire. ... Teesside is the name given to the conurbation in northern England based on Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar, along the banks of the River Tees with a resident population of over 465,000 in 2005. ... Map sources for Guisborough at grid reference NZ6115 Guisborough is a small market town near Middlesbrough in North East England, part of the administrative county of Redcar and Cleveland. ... Hartlepool (pronounced HART-le-pool) is a North Sea port in North East England. ... Cumbria is a administrative county located in the northwest area of England. ... Westmorland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Lancashire (archaically, the County of Lancaster) is a county palatine of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... Yorkshire as a traditional county. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... Worcestershire (pronounced /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃə/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃiːɜː/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃaɪə/; abbreviated Worcs) is a county, located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Wyre Forest Bromsgrove Redditch Wychavon Worcester Malvern Hills Leominster Hereford South Herefordshire The County of Hereford and Worcester was an English administrative county created by the Local Government Act 1972 from the traditional counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. ... East Yorkshire Holderness Kingston upon Hull Beverley Boothferry Scunthorpe Glanford Great Grimsby Cleethorpes Humberside was an administrative county of England from 1974 until April 1, 1996. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Huntingdonshire and Peterborough was a short-lived administrative county in England. ... 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. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... The Districts of England are the lowest level of local government in England, except for civil parishes. ... The Vale of White Horse is a local government district of Oxfordshire in England. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ... Abingdon is a market town in Oxfordshire, England and is one of the towns which claim to be Britains oldest continuously occupied town. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ...

Map: Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England from 1974-1995

Counties of England from 1974 to 1996
  1. Northumberland
  2. Tyne and Wear
  3. County Durham
  4. Cleveland
  5. North Yorkshire
  6. Cumbria
  7. Lancashire
  8. Merseyside
  9. Greater Manchester
  10. West Yorkshire
  11. South Yorkshire
  12. Humberside
  13. Lincolnshire
  14. Nottinghamshire
  15. Derbyshire
  16. Cheshire
  17. Shropshire
  18. Staffordshire
  19. West Midlands
  20. Warwickshire
  21. Leicestershire
  22. Northamptonshire
  23. Cambridgeshire
  1. Norfolk
  2. Suffolk
  3. Essex
  4. Hertfordshire
  5. Bedfordshire
  6. Buckinghamshire
  7. Oxfordshire
  8. Gloucestershire
  9. Hereford and Worcester
  10. Avon
  11. Wiltshire
  12. Berkshire
  13. Greater London
  14. Kent
  15. East Sussex
  16. West Sussex
  17. Surrey
  18. Hampshire
  19. Isle of Wight
  20. Dorset
  21. Somerset
  22. Devon
  23. Cornwall
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For other places with this name, see Northumberland (disambiguation) Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... Tyne and Wear is one of six metropolitan counties in England, comprising the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Cleveland is an area in the north east of England. ... North Yorkshire is a county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... Cumbria is a administrative county located in the northwest area of England. ... Lancashire (archaically, the County of Lancaster) is a county palatine of England, lying on the Irish Sea. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England, Merseyside is named after the River Mersey and comprises the conurbation by the Mersey estuary centred upon Liverpool. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in England established in 1974 which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation of Manchester. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... East Yorkshire Holderness Kingston upon Hull Beverley Boothferry Scunthorpe Glanford Great Grimsby Cleethorpes Humberside was an administrative county of England from 1974 until April 1, 1996. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... This article is about the English county. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... Warwickshire (pronounced worrickshur or worricksheer) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... 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. ... For alternative meanings see: Norfolk (disambiguation) Norfolk (pronounced NOR-fk) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Suffolk (pronounced suffuk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Essex is an administrative county in the East of England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire or Harfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Bedfordshire is a county in England. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in South East England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced [ ˈglɒstəʃəʳ]; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a ceremonial and administrative county in southwest England. ... Wyre Forest Bromsgrove Redditch Wychavon Worcester Malvern Hills Leominster Hereford South Herefordshire The County of Hereford and Worcester was an English administrative county created by the Local Government Act 1972 from the traditional counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. ... Northavon Bristol Kingswood Woodspring Wansdyke Bath The County of Avon was a short-lived administrative county in the west of England, named after the River Avon which ran through it. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Dorset (pronounced Dorsit, sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England, on the English Channel coast. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Devon (Dewnans in Cornish )is usually regarded as a county in South West England nation, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Administrative county Traditional county Duchy of Cornwall Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ... map of the 1974 administrative counties of England File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

1986: Break-up of Metropolises

Main article: Local Government Act 1985. The Local Government Act 1985 was an Act of Parliament in the United Kingdom. ...


In 1986 the county councils of the metropolitan counties, and the Greater London Council, were abolished by Margaret Thatcher's government following disputes with central government, but the counties themselves remained legally in existence. 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Greater London Council (GLC) was the top-tier local government administrative body for Greater London from 1965 to its abolition in 1986. ... The Right Honourable Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925), is a British stateswoman and was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, also Leader of the Opposition from 1975, and the only woman to date to hold the former...


1995-1998: Unitary Authorities

Main article: 1990s UK local government reform File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The structure of local government in the United Kingdom underwent large changes in the 1990s. ...


The 1990s led to the restoration of county boroughs under a new name, unitary authorities, which radically changed the administrative map of England. The changes were carried out in several waves. // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single-tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ...


On April 1, 1995, the Isle of Wight became a single unitary authority. It had previously had a two-tier structure with an Isle of Wight County Council; and a Medina Borough Council and a South Wight Borough Council. Also on this day, two small areas were ceded from Surrey and Buckinghamshire to Berkshire, giving it a border with Greater London. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Isle of Wight is an island off the south coast of England, opposite Southampton. ... Medina was a borough on the Isle of Wight in England from 1974. ... South Wight was a borough on the Isle of Wight, created in the local government reform of 1974, alongside the Medina borough which covered the north of the island. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is a county in South East England. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ...


On April 1, 1996, the unpopular counties of Avon, Humberside and Cleveland were abolished and their districts turned into unitary authorities. Also at this time, the City of York was expanded and separated from North Yorkshire. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Northavon Bristol Kingswood Woodspring Wansdyke Bath The County of Avon was a short-lived administrative county in the west of England, named after the River Avon which ran through it. ... East Yorkshire Holderness Kingston upon Hull Beverley Boothferry Scunthorpe Glanford Great Grimsby Cleethorpes Humberside was an administrative county of England from 1974 until April 1, 1996. ... Cleveland is an area in the north east of England. ... This article is about the English city. ... North Yorkshire is a county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ...


On April 1, 1997, the districts of Bournemouth, Darlington, Derby, Leicester, Luton, Milton Keynes, Poole, Portsmouth, Rutland and Southampton became unitary authorities. Also, the districts of Brighton and Hove were merged to form the new unitary authority of Brighton and Hove. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bournemouth is a seaside resort in the county of Dorset on the south coast of England. ... Darlington is an industrial town in the north-east of England. ... This article is about the city of Derby in England. ... Leicester (pronounced ) is a city in the English East Midlands, on the River Soar. ... Luton is a town and local government district in England, located 50km north of central London. ... Milton Keynes is a borough in England. ... Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination in the traditional county of Dorset in southern England. ... This article is about the English city of Portsmouth. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... Civic Centre, Southampton Southampton is a city and major port situated on the south coast of England. ... Brighton on the southern Sussex coast is one of the largest and most famous seaside resorts in England. ... This article is about the English town of Hove. ... Brighton and Hove is a city on the south coast of England. ...


On April 1, 1998, Blackpool, Blackburn with Darwen, Halton, Medway, Nottingham, Peterborough, Plymouth, Swindon, Stoke-on-Trent, Southend-on-Sea, Telford and Wrekin, Torbay, Thurrock and Warrington became unitary authorities. Also, Hereford and Worcester was abolished and replaced by the unitary authority of Herefordshire and the shire county of Worcestershire. Berkshire was split into six unitary authorities, but not formally abolished. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Tower, Blackpool Blackpool is a seaside town in England, on the coast of the Irish Sea. ... Blackburn with Darwen is a borough in Lancashire, north west England. ... Halton is a borough in North West England, administered by a unitary authority. ... The Medway Towns is the name given to a conurbation located to the north of Kent in England: until 1998 it was part of that county (see below). ... Nottingham is a city located in Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... Peterborough is a city in the East of England. ... Smeatons tower on Plymouth Hoe Plymouth is a city in the South West of England, or alternatively the Westcountry, and is situated within the traditional county of Devon. ... Swindon is a borough in South West, England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Southend-on-Sea is a resort town in Essex, England. ... Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England. ... Torbay is an east facing bay at the western most end of Lyme Bay in the south west of England. ... Thurrock is a unitary authority in England. ... Warrington, the United Kingdom’s third biggest town (as opposed to city), is a town and borough in North West England, between Manchester and Liverpool. ... Wyre Forest Bromsgrove Redditch Wychavon Worcester Malvern Hills Leominster Hereford South Herefordshire The County of Hereford and Worcester was an English administrative county created by the Local Government Act 1972 from the traditional counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... Worcestershire (pronounced /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃə/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃiːɜː/ or /ˈwÊŠstÉ™.təʃaɪə/; abbreviated Worcs) is a county, located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ...


2000: London

Main article: Greater London Authority The Greater London Authority (GLA) administers the 1579 sq. ...


The incoming Labour government under the leadership of Tony Blair had made it a campaign pledge to establish some form of local government for all London, whilst being keen to stress that it was not going to be a resurrection of the Greater London Council. The Greater London Authority has an elected Mayor and an Assembly with scrutinizing powers. The Labour Party is the principal centrist/centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Right Honourable Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service. ... The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... The Greater London Council (GLC) was the top-tier local government administrative body for Greater London from 1965 to its abolition in 1986. ... The Greater London Authority (GLA) administers the 1579 sq. ... The current Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone. ... The London Assembly is an elected body that supervises the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London. ...


2004: Regional assemblies

Main article: Northern England referendums, 2004 The three northern regions. ...


As part of the Blair government's policy of devolution, a referendum was held in November 2004 about whether North East England should have an elected regional assembly. The outcome of this referendum was a decisive 'no', and further referendums in North West England and Yorkshire and the Humber have been abandoned. Had the referendum produced a 'yes' vote, the existing local government structure in the affected regions would have been reformed to be wholly unitary, which might have affected the counties depending upon which option was chosen. In Cornwall a cross party movement for devolution collected over 50000 signature endorsing the call for a Cornish Assembly, however the petition was largly ignored by government who have no plans for devolution to Cornwall. 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... North East England is one of the regions of England. ... Regional Assembly is a title which has universally been adopted by the English bodies established as regional chambers under the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998. ... North West England is one of the regions of England. ... Yorkshire and The Humber is one of the regions of England. ... Motto: Onan hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Cornwall, England Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Administrative county Traditional county Duchy of Cornwall Region South West England Area - Total - Admin. ...


See also

The United Kingdom is made up of four parts - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... This is a List of Administrative shire counties of England by Area, that is to say Administrative counties with a two-tier County council structure, not including Administrative counties which are Unitary Authorities. ... This is a List of Administrative shire counties of England by Population, that is to say Administrative counties with a two-tier County council structure, not including Administrative counties which are Unitary Authorities. ... WORK IN PROGRESS... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For local government purposes, England is divided into three types of areas - non-unitary authorities, unitary authorities, and London boroughs. ... 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 Districts of England are the lowest level of local government in England, except for civil parishes. ... The traditional counties of England are historic subdivisions of the country into around 40 regions. ... The constitutional status of Cornwall, in the southwest of Great Britain, is the subject of ongoing debate. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... The 32 council areas of Scotland form the local government areas of Scotland, all of them unitary authorities. ... Shortcut: UK topics This is a list of topics related to the United Kingdom. ...

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Most of the powers that the former county councils used to have, devolved to their metropolitan boroughs, which are now in effect unitary authorities, however some functions such as emergency services, civil defence, and public transport are still run jointly on a metropolitan county wide basis.
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.
Reddish and the Heatons in Lancashire, annexed by Stockport County Borough, Cheshire
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