[icon]Pre-1974 Counties of Great Britain

County map: pre-1974 Counties of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales)

The counties are listed in alphabetical order. Abbreviations used on the map are shown in brackets.

Please note: The abbreviations used are not necessarily the traditional abbreviations for the counties. The choice of abbreviation depends on the space available on the map.

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Administrative divisions

Some counties were divided into several parts for administrative purposes (abbreviations used on the map are in brackets):

  • Isle of Ely (IoE)
  • Holland (Holl)
  • Kesteven (Kest)
  • Lindsey
  • Soke of Peterborough (s)
  • East
  • West
  • East
  • West
  • East Riding
  • North Riding
  • West Riding

Many large towns and cities were also administered separately as county boroughs. These are not shown on the map.