Talk:County corporate

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According to this [1] Counties corporate were considered seperate from their original counties. Which contradicts what is said here. G-Man 20:49, 3 August 2005 (UTC)

That's interesting. The traditional counties people (can't remember their exact name) seem to hold the view I've stated in the article. Warofdreams 10:33, 4 August 2005 (UTC)
It probably needs more research, frankly I dont trust anything the traditional counties people say. G-Man 19:01, 4 August 2005 (UTC)


Do we have any source for Caernarfon being a county corporate? It definitely wasn't in 1802, according to the Militia Act of that year (which lists them all), or the Militia Act 1882 or the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act 1907. Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Wales [2] of 1849 has some detail on the civic history of the borough: no mention of county status. I suggest it can be removed. Lozleader 23:01, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Is this quite right?[edit]

The article says:

In the late nineteenth century counties corporate lost their independence from their parent counties. By the Militia Act 1882 the lieutenancies of the cities and towns were combined with those of their surrounding counties, while those that were not created county boroughs by the Local Government Act 1888 became part of the administrative county in which they were situate. There were two exceptions: the City of London, which retained its status until the creation of Greater London in 1965 and Haverfordwest which had a separate lieutenancy until 1974.

The County of the City of Coventry was abolished by a specific piece of legislation in 1842, which would make the above incorrect. Were there any other CCs which were abolished by specific legislation? G-Man * 00:59, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

The exception that proves the rule? I believe Lincoln "liberty and county of itself" included five rural parishes until some time in the 1840s, (Youngs doesn't seem to know exactly when or by what authority) although the city itself continued to be a county corporate. The others seem to follow the rules set in the paragraph.Lozleader 10:09, 29 January 2007 (UTC)
I don't quite understand what you're saying. Are you saying then that Coventry city remained a CC after 1842?. G-Man * 20:15, 13 February 2007 (UTC)