[Bell Historians] Dove County Listings by Traditional County

R Johnston R.Johnston at bristol.ac.uk
Sun Dec 29 19:40:04 GMT 2013

He didn't say that

One thing is absolutely clear: Wokingham is not, and has never been, in

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Prof Ron Johnston OBE FBA
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On 29 Dec 2013, at 18:14, Peter Rivet <peter at plrivet.plus.com> wrote:

With due respect to Tim Jackson, it is a myth that English county
boundaries were unchanged until 1974.  There are a lot of examples of minor
adjustments, though many (like the transfer of Dalton, near
Burton-in-Kendal from Lancashire to Westmorland in 1894) didn't involve
places with change ringing bells.  Most importantly, is he going to take
account of the detached outliers that existed before 1844?  See by way of
an explanation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counties_%28Detached_Parts%29_Act_1844 - does
Halesowen count as being in Shropshire or Worcestershire?  And is Wokingham
in Wiltshire or Berkshire?

Peter Rivet

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