Over the past couple of hundred years the county lines of
Britain have changed many times. A house that was in Oxfordshire in
the 18th century could have been in Berkshire in the 19th century, and
then back to Oxfordshire in the 20th. If you think the house for
which you're searching may have been in a different county in the past
than it is today, this is the field in which to search for past county
This is also the field to use when searching for a county whose name has
changed, e.g., search here for Dorsetshire (now called Dorset).
This field also contains different names that the same county goes by,
or regions that contain subsections, e.g., Perthshire is a
subsection of Tayside.
Please remember that this database is a work-in-progress and that many,
many houses have yet to have historic county information entered.
Help us out and send an email if you know of an historic county that's
not listed, or an archaic name for an existing county.
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