Historic counties of England

The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. [Thomson, D., "England in the Nineteenth Century (1815-1914)", (1978) ] They were used for various functions for several hundred yearsBryne, T., "Local Government in Britain", (1994)] and continue to form, albeit with considerably altered boundaries, the basis of modern local government.Her Majesty's Stationary Office, "Aspects of Britain: Local Government", (1996)] Hampton, W., "Local Government and Urban Politics", (1991)] They are alternatively known as "ancient counties". [ [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/types/type_page.jsp?unit_type=ANC_CNTY Vision of Britain] - Type details for ancient county. Retrieved 19 October 2006.]

The counties

The historic counties are as follows: [ [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10061325 Vision of Britain] - List of subdivisions of England. Retrieved 19 October 2006.]

†The contemporary counties continue to use the historic county names with a prefix (such as East Sussex and North Yorkshire).

Notes and References

Bibliography

*Crosby, A. (1996). "A History of Cheshire." (The Darwen County History Series.) Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Phillimore & Co. Ltd. ISBN 0850339324.
*Harris, B. E., and Thacker, A. T. (1987). "The Victoria History of the County of Chester. (Volume 1: Physique, Prehistory, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, and Domesday)." Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0197227619.
*Morgan, P. (1978). "Domesday Book Cheshire: Including Lancashire, Cumbria, and North Wales". Chichester, Sussex: Phillimore & Co. Ltd. ISBN 0850331404.
*Phillips A. D. M., and Phillips, C. B. (2002), "A New Historical Atlas of Cheshire". Chester, UK: Cheshire County Council and Cheshire Community Council Publications Trust. ISBN 0904532461.
*Sylvester, D. (1980). "A History of Cheshire". (The Darwen County History Series). (2nd Edition.) London and Chichester, Sussex: Phillimore & Co. Ltd. ISBN 0850333849.


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