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The Association of British Counties

Gazetteer of
British Place Names

Find the historic county for one of over 280,000 places in Great Britain.

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3. Printable map of the counties

This is a large-scale map of the historic counties of the United Kingdom. It is based on Definition A of the Historic Counties Standard published by the Historic Counties Trust whereby detached parts of counties are associated with their host county. It uses county border data from the Historic County Borders Project. For printing purposes, please use the A3-sized map.

The historic counties of the United Kingdom