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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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Gazetteer of British Place Names

Downloadable Version

The Gazetteer of British Place Names provides an exhaustive Place Name Index to Great Britain, containing over 280,000 entries. It lists the historic county and the main administrative areas in which each place lies. It forms a valuable resource for those working in the media, tourism, heritage, publishing or education. It is also of great value for local and family historians.

A Downloadable Version of the Gazetteer of British Place Names is available in Comma Separated Variable (CSV) format.

The Downloadable Version contains the main fields found in the online version. Please read the Gazetteer's accompanying notes before using the Gazetteer.

The download of the Gazetteer of British Place Names CSV confers on the downloader a non-exclusive licence to use the data for personal or commercial use, provided the data is directly not sold-on or licenced to third parties.

The information contained in the gazetteer has been published in good faith and every effort has been made to check its accuracy. Nevertheless, the publisher, editor or compilers can accept no responsibility for errors or omissions, changes in the details given, or for any loss, damage or inconvenience thereby caused.