Collection

England’s traditional counties

This collection brings together all documents relating to England’s traditional counties.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

In addition to the county tiers of administrative local government which provide public services, there are also ceremonial counties and ‘traditional’ counties.

Ceremonial counties form the current structure of our counties in England.

Our ‘traditional’ counties are also known as historic counties and include the likes of Cumberland, Huntingdonshire, Westmorland and Middlesex. Traditional counties are still used and understood by many people today and give their names to community organisations.

More information on the traditional counties can be found from the Association of British Counties’ website.

Documents

  1. Eric Pickles urges people of England to fly flags to celebrate their pride and identity

    • Press release
  2. Lincolnshire flag flies in the heart of government

    • Press release
  3. Westmorland flag flies in the heart of government

    • Press release
  4. Flags of the Historic Ridings of Yorkshire fly above DCLG's new home

    • News story
  5. Yorkshire flag flies in the heart of government

    • News story
  6. Historic counties day celebrated in the heart of government

    • News story
  7. Sussex flag of historic county flies at heart of government

    • Press release
  8. Dorset county honoured as flag flies over government

    • News story
  9. Historic Middlesex flag flies above Westminster once again

    • News story
  10. By George! England's traditional counties can return to England’s roads

    • Press release
  11. Flag flying high to celebrate West Riding Day

    • Press release
  12. New flag flying high as the County Durham celebrates

    • Press release
  13. Cornwall flag flying high as the county celebrates

    • Press release
  14. Lancashire flag flying at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Press release
  15. The only way is Essex at Communities and Local Government

    • Press release
  16. Westmorland flag flies proudly at heart of government

    • Press release
  17. Cumberland flag proudly flies at heart of government

    • Press release
  18. New guide for communities to design their own flags

    • Press release
  19. Yorkshire flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Press release
  20. Black Country flag flies high in Whitehall

    • Press release
  21. Sussex flag flies above Whitehall to mark Sussex Day

    • News story
  22. The only way is Wessex: Eric Pickles says fly the flag

    • News story
  23. Eric Pickles: celebrate St George and England's traditional counties

    • News story
  24. Cumbrian flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  25. Yorkshire flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  26. Worcestershire flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  27. Warwickshire flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  28. Somerset flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  29. Surrey flag flies above Whitehall

    • News story
  30. Sussex flag flies above Whitehall to mark Sussex Day

    • News story
  31. Wiltshire flag flies above Whitehall

    • News story
  32. Suffolk flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  33. Staffordshire flag flies above Whitehall

    • News story
  34. Middlesex flag flies above Whitehall to mark Middlesex Day

    • News story
  35. Huntingdonshire flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  36. Shropshire flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  37. Rutland flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  38. Oxfordshire flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  39. Nottinghamshire flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  40. Northumberland flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  41. Northamptonshire flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  42. Cornwall flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  43. Norfolk flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  44. City of London flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  45. Lincolnshire flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  46. Leicestershire flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  47. Kent flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  48. Hertfordshire flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  49. Herefordshire flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  50. Hampshire County Council flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  51. Gloucestershire flag flying at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  52. Durham flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  53. Cumbria floods remembered at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  54. Dorset flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  55. Derbyshire flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  56. Cheshire flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  57. Buckinghamshire flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  58. Bedfordshire flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  59. Berkshire flag to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  60. Essex flag flies at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • News story
  61. County flags to fly at Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Press release
Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 27 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Eric Pickles urges people of England to fly flags to celebrate their pride and identity'.
  2. Added 'Lincolnshire flag flies in the heart of government'.
  3. Added 'Westmorland flag flies in the heart of government'.
  4. Added 'Sussex flag of historic county flies at heart of government'.
  5. Added 'By George! England's traditional counties can return to England’s roads'.
  6. Added 'New flag flying high as the County Durham celebrates'.
  7. Added 'Cornwall flag flying high as the county celebrates.'
  8. Added 'Lancashire flag flying at Department for Communities and Local Government'.
  9. First published.