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The Association of British Counties

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Find the historic county for one of over 50,000 places in Great Britain.

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County Border Data

The HCT border data is supplied in SHAPE and KMZ formats, and is supplemented by the Historic Counties Standard, which describes the counties.These resources provide a basis which can be built-upon in your project with GIS solutions such as QGIS.

Digitised border data provided courtesy of the Historic Counties Trust.

The HCT maintains this data as part of the County Borders Project.