List of counties of England by area in 1815

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This is a list of historic counties of England by area according to the Arrowsmith map of 1815-6, which was in turn generated from the work of the Ordnance Survey.[1]

Rank County Area
1 Yorkshire 5,961 sq mi
2 Lincolnshire 2,748 sq mi
3 Devon 2,579 sq mi
4 Norfolk 2,092 sq mi
5 Northumberland 1,871 sq mi
6 Lancashire 1,831 sq mi
7 Somerset 1,642 sq mi
8 Hampshire 1,628 sq mi
9 Kent 1,537 sq mi
10 Essex 1,532 sq mi
11 Suffolk 1,512 sq mi
12 Cumberland 1,478 sq mi
13 Sussex 1,463 sq mi
14 Wiltshire 1,379 sq mi
15 Shropshire 1,341 sq mi
16 Cornwall 1,327 sq mi
17 Gloucestershire 1,256 sq mi
18 Staffordshire 1,148 sq mi
19 County Durham 1,061 sq mi
20 Cheshire 1,052 sq mi
21 Derbyshire 1,026 sq mi
22 Northamptonshire 1,017 sq mi
23 Dorset 1,005 sq mi
24 Warwickshire 902 sq mi
25 Herefordshire 860 sq mi
26 Cambridgeshire 858 sq mi
27 Nottinghamshire 837 sq mi
28 Leicestershire 804 sq mi
29 Westmorland 763 sq mi
30 Surrey 758 sq mi
31 Berkshire 756 sq mi
32 Oxfordshire 752 sq mi
33 Buckinghamshire 740 sq mi
34 Worcestershire 729 sq mi
35 Hertfordshire 528 sq mi
36 Monmouthshire 498 sq mi
37 Bedfordshire 463 sq mi
38 Huntingdonshire 370 sq mi
39 Middlesex 282 sq mi
40 Rutland 149 sq mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. Fullarton & Co. (1851). The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales.