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A society dedicated to celebrating and promoting the 92 historic counties of the United Kingdom and the important part they play in our culture, heritage and geography.



The Association of British Counties makes a number of resources available to aid in using the historic counties, including the following:

County Border Data in KMZ and SHAPE, eBook and Data Extract

on the Gazetteer of British Place Names

Visit the Gazetteer

Match counties to Post Towns for your address database or look-up

on the Historic Counties Postal Directory

Visit the Directory

You may also like to visit the following to find out more about the historic counties:


Visit Wikishire, an encyclopaedia for the counties

Visit Wikishire


The Historic
Counties Trust

a Registered Charity which aims to promote public awareness of the historic counties

Visit the HCT

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