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Encyclopedia > 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 the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. They are also often used in a geographic reference frame, and in this capacity are sometimes called geographic counties. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... The title Lord-Lieutenant is given to the British monarchs personal representatives around the United Kingdom. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ...

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  1. Northumberland
  2. Tyne and Wear
  3. Durham
  4. Cumbria
  5. Lancashire
  6. North Yorkshire
  7. East Riding of Yorkshire
  8. South Yorkshire
  9. West Yorkshire
  10. Greater Manchester
  11. Merseyside
  12. Cheshire
  13. Derbyshire
  14. Nottinghamshire
  15. Lincolnshire
  16. Rutland
  17. Leicestershire
  18. Staffordshire
  19. Shropshire
  20. Herefordshire
  21. Worcestershire
  22. West Midlands
  23. Warwickshire
  1. Northamptonshire
  2. Cambridgeshire
  3. Norfolk
  4. Suffolk
  5. Essex
  6. Hertfordshire
  7. Bedfordshire
  8. Buckinghamshire
  9. Oxfordshire
  10. Gloucestershire
  11. Bristol
  12. Somerset
  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. Devon
  24. Cornwall
Image:EnglandCountiesCere.png
Not shown: City of London

Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East of England and consists of the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... County Durham is a county in north-east England. ... Cumbria is a county in the North West region of England. ... Red Lancashire rose Lancashire is a county in the North of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Bolton Abbey North Yorkshire is a Shire county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in England established in 1974 which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation surrounding the City of Manchester. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England. ... This article is about the English county. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... 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. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... Warwickshire (pronounced either /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə/ or /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə/) is a landlocked non-metropolitan 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. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: /nÉ”:fÉ™k/) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Suffolk (pronounced SUF-fk) 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. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire 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 and forms part of the East of England region. ... Map of Bucks (1904) 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 ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Bristol is a unitary authority with city and ceremonial county status in South West England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... For more coverage on London, visit the London Portal. ... 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, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island, south of Southampton off the southern English coast. ... Dorset (pronounced Dorsit, sometimes in the past called Dorsetshire) is a county in the southwest of England, on the English Channel coast. ... The inner harbour, Brixham, south Devon, at low tide Devon is a large county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Motto: Onen hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Population - Total (2004 est. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For London as a whole, see the main article London. ...

History

Ceremonial counties before the creation of Greater London in 1965 (excluding Bristol and the City of London).
Ceremonial counties before the creation of Greater London in 1965 (excluding Bristol and the City of London).

After the 1889 establishment of county councils and county boroughs, by the Local Government Act 1888, the Lieutenancy was varied from its earlier basis (based in large part on the traditional counties, although there were differences, as for example Bristol had had a Lord-Lieutenant for centuries). File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For more coverage on London, visit the London Portal. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Bristol is a unitary authority with city and ceremonial county status in South West England. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... The Local Government Act 1888 (51 & 52 Vict. ... The traditional counties of England are historic subdivisions of the country into around 40 regions. ... Bristol is a unitary authority with city and ceremonial county status in South West England. ...


The Act established that areas that were part of an administrative county would be part of the county for all ceremonial purposes, and also made the whole of county boroughs part of that county. The distinction between these counties and the ones used for lieutenancy before 1889 is usually subtle; but can be noted in the encroachment of towns across county borders. For example, the traditional county border between Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire follows the River Cherwell through the middle of Banbury - it was included entirely in the administrative county of Oxfordshire by the Act, and so became part of the Oxfordshire lieutenancy area. The largest difference was the existence of the County of London, which covered parts of the historic counties of Middlesex, Kent and Surrey. Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... The River Cherwell is a river which flows through the midlands of England. ... The modern Castle Quay Shopping Centre in Banbury is built alongside the Oxford Canal Map sources for Banbury at grid reference SP4540 Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England. ... 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. ... Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ...


Areas that were subdivided were retained as a single ceremonial county. For example, The administrative counties of East Suffolk and West Suffolk were considered to make up a single ceremonial county of Suffolk, and the administrative county of the Isle of Wight was part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Categories: Stub | Suffolk ... West Suffolk was created along with East Suffolk in 1888 as an administrative county of England in its own right. ... Suffolk (pronounced SUF-fk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island, south of Southampton off the southern English coast. ... Hampshire (abbr. ...


The term ceremonial county for these entities is an anachronism - at the time they were shown on Ordnance Survey maps by the name 'counties' or 'geographic counties', and were referred to in the Local Government Act 1888 as simply 'counties'. Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. ...


Apart from minor boundary revisions (for example, Caversham, a town in Oxfordshire, becoming part of Reading county borough and thus of Berkshire, in 1911), these areas changed little until the 1965 creation of Greater London and Huntingdon and Peterborough, which resulted in the abolition of the offices of Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex, Lord Lieutenant of the County of London and Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire and the creation of the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London and Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdon and Peterborough. 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. ... Reading is a town and a unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) in the English county of Berkshire. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... For more coverage on London, visit the London Portal. ... Huntingdonshire and Peterborough was a short-lived administrative county in England. ... This is an imcomplete list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex. ... Incomplete: Hugh Grosvenor, 1st Duke of Westminster 1889–1899 Gerald Wellesley, 7th Duke of Wellington 1944–1949 Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke 1950 –1956 Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis1956–1965 Categories: | | ... This is an incomplete list of people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire. ... . ... This is a list of those people who served as Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdon and Peterborough during that countys short existence between 1965 and 1974. ...

Ceremonial counties from 1974 to 1996 (City of London not shown)
Ceremonial counties from 1974 to 1996 (City of London not shown)

In 1974, administrative counties and county boroughs were abolished, and a major reform took place. At this time, Lieutenancy was redefined to use the new metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties directly. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ...


Following the 1990s local government reforms, Avon, Cleveland, Hereford and Worcester, and Humberside were abolished. This led to a resurrection of a distinction between the local government counties and the ceremonial or geographic counties used for Lieutenancy, and also to the adoption of the term 'ceremonial counties', which although not used in statute was used in the House of Commons prior to the arrangements coming into effect. [1] The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... 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. ... Status: Non-metropolitan county Admin. ... 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. ... Humberside as an administrative county between 1974 and 1996. ... British House of Commons Canadian House of Commons In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ...


Avon was mostly split between Gloucestershire and Somerset, with Bristol regaining its status of a county of itself. Cleveland was partitioned between North Yorkshire and County Durham. Hereford and Worcester was split into Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Humberside was split between a new ceremonial county of East Riding of Yorkshire, with the remaining parts going to Lincolnshire. Also at this time, Rutland was restored as a ceremonial county. Many county boroughs were re-established as 'unitary authorities'. Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... Bristol is a unitary authority with city and ceremonial county status in South West England. ... Status: Non-metropolitan county Admin. ... Bolton Abbey North Yorkshire is a Shire county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... County Durham is a county in north-east 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. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Humberside as an administrative county between 1974 and 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. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ...


Most ceremonial counties are therefore defined today as groups of local authority areas; the same situation as prevailed between 1889 and 1974. The Association of British Counties, a traditional counties lobbying group, have suggested that the ceremonial counties could be restored to their ancient boundaries, or as near as is practicable. 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Definition

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This article is about the English county. ... Halton is a borough in North West England, administered by a unitary authority. ... Alternate uses: see Warrington (disambiguation). ... For London as a whole, see the main article London. ... Motto: Onen hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Population - Total (2004 est. ... Tresco, the second largest Island of Scillonia The Isles of Scilly (Cornish: Ynysek Syllan) form an archipelago of islands off the Cornish coast. ... Cumbria is a county in the North West region of England. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... 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For London as a whole, see the main article London. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in England established in 1974 which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation surrounding the City of Manchester. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Southampton is a city and major port situated on the south coast of England. ... View over Portsmouth from Portsdown Hill. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island, south of Southampton off the southern English coast. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... 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). ... Red Lancashire rose Lancashire is a county in the North of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Blackburn with Darwen is a borough in Lancashire, north west England. ... Blackpool is a seaside town in England, on the coast of the Irish Sea. ... Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the clock tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city in the English East Midlands. ... Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the East Midlands of England. ... 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. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: /nÉ”:fÉ™k/) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... Bolton Abbey North Yorkshire is a Shire county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. ... York is a city in northern England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... Middlesbrough is a borough and local government district in North-East England named after the town of Middlesbrough, with a resident population in 2001 of 134,855. ... 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. ... 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. ... Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census). ... Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... Nottingham is a city and county town of Nottinghamshire, in the East Midlands of England. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from Latin Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... 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. ... Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. ... 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. ... North Somerset is a unitary authority in England, historically part of the county of Somerset but now administered independently. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... This page is about Stoke-on-Trent in England. ... Suffolk (pronounced SUF-fk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East of England and consists of the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... Warwickshire (pronounced either /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə/ or /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə/) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... The article on the town of Swindon is here. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...

Lieutenancy areas in 1890

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Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... The inner harbour, Brixham, south Devon, at low tide Devon is a large county in South West England, 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. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Huntingdonshire (abbreviated Hunts) is a part of England around Huntingdon, which is currently administered as a local government district of Cambridgeshire. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Red Lancashire rose Lancashire is a county in the North of England, bounded to the west by 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. ... Parts of Holland is an area in south-east Lincolnshire, England. ... Parts of Kesteven is a traditional subdivision of Lincolnshire, England. ... See also: Lindsey, Suffolk Until 1974, Lindsey was a unit of local government in Lincolnshire, England. ... For London as a whole, see the main article London. ... 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. ... Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: /nÉ”:fÉ™k/) 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). ... Categories: United Kingdom-related stubs | Cambridgeshire ... Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern 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. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... 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. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Suffolk (pronounced SUF-fk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Categories: Stub | Suffolk ... West Suffolk was created along with East Suffolk in 1888 as an administrative county of England in its own right. ... Sussex is a traditional county in south-eastern England, corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... 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. ... Warwickshire (pronounced either /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə/ or /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə/) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... Westmorland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... The White Yorkshire rose. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... The North Riding of Yorkshire is one of the three traditional subdivisions of the English county of Yorkshire. ... The West Riding as an administrative county prior to its abolition in 1974. ...

See also

This is a list of articles relating to local government in the United Kingdom and does not include specific entities or authorities: 1990s UK local government reform Administrative county Administrative counties of England Administrative counties of Scotland Ceremonial counties of England Civil parish Community County County borough County corporate County... The Preserved counties of Wales are the current areas used in Wales for ceremonial purposes such as Lieutenancy. ... The Lieutenancy areas of Scotland are the areas used for ceremonial purposes such as Lord Lieutenancy. ...

External link

  • Lieutenancies Act 1997
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Counties of the Lieutenancies Act 1997 Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ...


Bedfordshire | Berkshire | City of Bristol | Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cumbria | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Durham | East Riding of Yorkshire | East Sussex | Essex | Gloucestershire | Greater London | Greater Manchester | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Hertfordshire | Isle of Wight | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | City of London | Merseyside | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | North Yorkshire | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Somerset | South Yorkshire | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Tyne and Wear | Warwickshire | West Midlands | West Sussex | West Yorkshire | Wiltshire | Worcestershire Bedfordshire is a county in England and forms part of the East of England region. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Bristol is a unitary authority with city and ceremonial county status in South West England. ... Map of Bucks (1904) 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: Onen hag oll (Cornish: One and all) Geography Status Ceremonial and (smaller) Non-metropolitan county Region South West England Population - Total (2004 est. ... Cumbria is a county in the North West region of England. ... Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-bee-shur) is a county in the East Midlands of England, which boasts some of Englands most attractive scenery. ... The inner harbour, Brixham, south Devon, at low tide Devon is a large county in South West England, 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. ... The East Riding of Yorkshire is a local government district in the United Kingdom. ... East Sussex is a county in South East England. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... For more coverage on London, visit the London Portal. ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in England established in 1974 which covers an area roughly encompassing the conurbation surrounding the City of Manchester. ... Hampshire (abbr. ... Herefordshire is a traditional and ceremonial county and unitary district in the West Midlands region of England in the United Kingdom. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... The Isle of Wight is an English island, south of Southampton off the southern English coast. ... Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Red Lancashire rose Lancashire is a county in the North of England, bounded to the west by 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 London as a whole, see the main article London. ... Merseyside is a metropolitan county, located in the North West of England. ... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: /nÉ”:fÉ™k/) 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). ... Northumberland is a traditional, ceremonial and administrative county in northern England. ... Bolton Abbey North Yorkshire is a Shire 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. ... Rutland is traditionally Englands smallest county and is bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by Northamptonshire. ... 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. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. ... Suffolk (pronounced SUF-fk) is a large traditional and administrative county in the East Anglia region of eastern England. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... Tyne and Wear is a metropolitan county in the North East of England and consists of the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear. ... Warwickshire (pronounced either /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃə/ or /ˈwɔːɹɪkˌʃɪə/) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England, the United Kingdom, formed in 1974. ... West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering onto East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove), Hampshire and Surrey. ... West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England, corresponding roughly to the core of the West Riding of the traditional county of Yorkshire. ... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...


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Ceremonial counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (673 words)
The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England.
For example, The administrative counties of East Suffolk and West Suffolk were considered to make up a single ceremonial county of Suffolk, and the administrative county of the Isle of Wight was part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire.
This led to a resurrection of a distinction between the local government counties and the ceremonial or geographic counties used for Lieutenancy, and also to the adoption of the term 'ceremonial counties', which although not used in statute was used in the House of Commons prior to the arrangements coming into effect.
Counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (740 words)
These counties have later been dubbed 'ceremonial counties', and were shown on Ordnance Survey maps of the time as 'counties' or later 'geographic counties'.
It abolished the previously existing administrative counties and county boroughs (but not the previous non-administrative 'counties') and created a new set of 46 'counties' in England, 6 of which were metropolitan and 40 of which were non-metropolitan.
Because of the local government reforms in the 1990s, the distinction between the counties used for local government and those used for Lieutenancy, that had been abolished in 1974, was revived, and a new term, 'ceremonial county', coined as a distinct name for the area.
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