Why do they call them the home counties?
Why are the home counties called the home counties? Answer: It comes from the army and navy personnel coming home from the various world tours and European tours, particularly during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Why are they called home counties in England?
Why are the counties around London called the “Home counties”? Presumably following the custom of having a Home Farm around a large house – to supply the population. London would have needed supplies on a larger scale – Tess of the D’Urbevilles shows that by C19th even Dorset was roped into service.
What is London and the home counties?
The home counties are the counties of England that surround London. The counties generally included in the list are Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex (although Sussex does not border London).
How many counties are in England?
Administrative counties and districts
There are currently 27 administrative counties in England, and many of them carry the same names as historic counties.
Which county borders the most other counties?
Based on that, I believe the answer is San Juan County in Utah. Fourteen other counties touch San Juan County. Thus, if one drove from the county seat in Monticello and traveled around the perimeter, one would visit a total of fifteen counties (including San Juan) in four states.
What county is bigger Essex or Kent?
Note that Monmouthshire was considered to be part of England at the time.
List of counties of England by area in 1831.
|7||Hampshire||1,018,550 acres (4,121.9 km2)|
|8||Essex||979,000 acres (3,960 km2)|
|9||Lancashire||977,260 acres (3,954.8 km2)|
|10||Kent||972,240 acres (3,934.5 km2)|
What are the UK home nations?
There are four nations that make up the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
What county is Bedfordshire?
Bedford Town – Facts
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Location||East of England|