County Town

A county town is a county's administrative centre in the United Kingdom or Ireland. County towns are usually the location of administrative or judicial functions, or established over time as the de facto main town of a county. The concept of a county town eventually became detached from its original meaning of where the county administration is based (see County halls below). In fact, many county towns are no longer part of "their" administrative county. For example, Nottingham is administered by a unitary authority entirely separate from the rest of Nottinghamshire. Many county towns are in fact cities, but all are referred to as county towns irrespective of whether city status is held or not.

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Berwickshire - History - County
... and between 1890 and 1975 had a county council for local government purposes ... Its county town, after which it is named, had been Berwick-upon-Tweed, but the royal burgh changed hands in 1482, subsequently becoming part of the county of Northumberland, in ... Thereafter the county's administration was conducted at Duns or Lauder until Greenlaw became the county town in 1596 ...
Abingdon, Oxfordshire - History
... Age and the remains of a late Iron Age defensive enclosure (or oppidum) lies below the town centre ... After the abbey's dissolution in 1538, the town sank into decay and, in 1555, upon receiving a representation of its pitiable condition, Mary I granted a charter ... A town clerk and other officers were appointed and the town boundaries described in great detail ...
Yizhang County - County Town
... The county town is at the border between Hunan and Guangdong ... The national highway from Guangzhou to Beijing passes through the middle of the town ... border, stands some 50 km south of the county town ...
List Of Counties Of Scotland 1890-1975 - Counties
... County County town Alternative forms and Gaelic name Area (acres) Area (kmĀ²) Population Population Density (per km2) Inverness-shire Inverness 2,695,094 10,915.13 89,655 8.21 ... According to Keay (1994) the county town was Newtown St Boswells ... The County Offices had moved there in 1899 ...
County Towns Post The Late 19th Century Reforms - Wales
... County council Date Headquarters Anglesey 1889 to 1996 ... onwards Llangefni Brecknockshire 1889 to 1974 Brecon Caernarvonshire 1889 to 1974 Caernarfon ...

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