Chapters: Administrative Counties of England. Source: Wikipedia.
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Administrative counties were a level of subnational division of
England used for the purposes of local government from 1889 to
1974. They were created by the Local Government Act 1888 as the
areas under the control of county councils and therefore did not
include county boroughs. Some large counties were divided into
several administrative counties, each with its own county council.
They were abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 and were
replaced by the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of
England. The administrative counties didn't exist prior to 1889,
see historic counties of England for the history of the English
counties before then. In 1888 the government, led by the Tory Prime
Minister Lord Salisbury established county councils throughout
England and Wales, covering areas known as administrative counties.
Excluded from administrative counties were the county boroughs,
which were what today are known as unitary authorities.
Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, Sussex,
and Yorkshire were split up for administrative purposes, following
historical divisions used by the Courts of Quarter Sessions.
Additionally there was a County of London which covered the area
today known as Inner London. The Isle of Wight was originally
included under the administrative county of Hampshire but obtained
its own county council in 1890. In 1894 a uniform two-tier system
was established, with subdivisions of the administrative counties
called urban districts, rural districts and municipal boroughs. The
structure was complete once the County of London was divided into s
in 1900. Some exclaves had been left untouched by the 1844 Act, but
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