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English County Names and Boundaries

In 1974 there was a major reorganisation of the ancient counties in England and Wales. These changes, plus other idiosyncrasies of locational description in England, often cause problems for genealogists, especially those from abroad. The 1974 changes in county boundaries in the North of England are shown below.

    

     For valuable information on the perplexing and changing maze of locational descriptions in Britain see:

      http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~jimella/counties.htm