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Ceremonial counties of England

collective name for areas, in England, to which a Lord Lieutenant is appointed

The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. They are also often called geographic counties.[1]

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DefinitionEdit

The Lieutenancies Act 1997 defines the "ceremonial counties" in terms of local government areas created by the Local Government Act 1972 as amended. Schedule 1, paragraphs 2–5 defines them as:

Lieutenancy areas in 1890Edit

  1. Bedfordshire
  2. Berkshire
  3. Buckinghamshire
  4. Cambridgeshire, including Isle of Ely
  5. Cheshire
  6. Cornwall
  7. Cumberland
  8. Derbyshire
  9. Devon
  10. Dorset
  11. Durham
  12. Essex
  13. Gloucestershire
  14. Herefordshire
  15. Hertfordshire
  16. Huntingdonshire
  17. Kent
  18. Lancashire
  19. Leicestershire
  20. Lincolnshire
  21. City of London, having commissioners of Lieutenancy (not shown on map)
  22. County of London
  23. Middlesex
  24. Norfolk
  25. Northamptonshire, including the Soke of Peterborough
  26. Northumberland
  27. Nottinghamshire
  28. Oxfordshire
  29. Rutland
  30. Salop (Shropshire)
  31. Somerset
  32. Southamptonshire (Hampshire)
  33. Staffordshire
  34. Suffolk
  35. Sussex
  36. Warwickshire
  37. Westmorland
  38. Wiltshire
  39. Worcestershire
  40. Yorkshire - had three Lieutenants, one for each of the three ridings

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