[Talk-GB] 'historic' county boundaries added to the database
davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 8 12:17:06 UTC 2018
On 08/08/2018 12:14, Colin Smale wrote:
> The OS publish boundaries for historic counties, so one could say
> these boundaries are the current boundaries for the historic counties.
To me that's an oxymoron.
> If this (probably completely static) dataset is used as a baseline, at
> least these relations would have a verifiable source.
> "The links above represent counties based on historic records and
> mapping circa 1888 and using the primary sources of the Local
> Government (England and Wales) Act 1888, the Local Government
> (Scotland) Act 1889 and the Sheriffs Act 1887. "
Those are fairly inaccurate snap shots of what thought to be accurate at
that just date. As Mark G pointed out it's a ridiculous notion to
believe those boundaries can be extrapolated back to "Saxon times".
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