List of counties of England by area in 1831

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This is a list of historic counties of England by area as at the 1831 census. [1] Note that Monmouthshire was considered to be part of England at the time.

Rank County Area
1 Yorkshire 3,669,510 acres (14,850.0 km2) [2]
2 Lincolnshire 1,663,850 acres (6,733.4 km2)
3 Devon 1,636,450 acres (6,622.5 km2)
4 Norfolk 1,292,300 acres (5,230 km2)
5 Northumberland 1,165,430 acres (4,716.3 km2)
6 Lancashire 1,117,260 acres (4,521.4 km2)
7 Somerset 1,028,090 acres (4,160.5 km2)
8 Hampshire 1,018,550 acres (4,121.9 km2)
9 Essex 979,000 acres (3,960 km2)
10 Kent 972,240 acres (3,934.5 km2)
11 Cumberland 969,490 acres (3,923.4 km2)
12 Suffolk 918,760 acres (3,718.1 km2)
13 Sussex 907,920 acres (3,674.2 km2)
14 Wiltshire 869,620 acres (3,519.2 km2)
15 Shropshire 864,360 acres (3,497.9 km2)
16 Cornwall 854,770 acres (3,459.1 km2)
17 Gloucestershire 790,470 acres (3,198.9 km2)
18 Staffordshire 736,290 acres (2,979.7 km2)
19 County Durham 679,530 acres (2,750.0 km2)
20 Derbyshire 663,180 acres (2,683.8 km2)
21 Cheshire 649,050 acres (2,626.6 km2)
22 Northamptonshire 646,810 acres (2,617.5 km2)
23 Dorset 627,220 acres (2,538.3 km2)
24 Warwickshire 567,930 acres (2,298.3 km2)
25 Herefordshire 543,800 acres (2,201 km2)
26 Cambridgeshire 536,853 acres (2,172.57 km2)
27 Nottinghamshire 525,800 acres (2,128 km2)
28 Leicestershire 511,340 acres (2,069.3 km2)
29 Westmorland 485,990 acres (1,966.7 km2)
30 Surrey 474,480 acres (1,920.2 km2)
31 Berkshire 472,270 acres (1,911.2 km2)
32 Oxfordshire 467,380 acres (1,891.4 km2)
33 Buckinghamshire 463,820 acres (1,877.0 km2)
34 Worcestershire 459,710 acres (1,860.4 km2)
35 Hertfordshire 400,370 acres (1,620.2 km2)
36 Monmouthshire 324,310 acres (1,312.4 km2)
37 Bedfordshire 297,632 acres (1,204.47 km2)
38 Huntingdonshire 241,690 acres (978.1 km2)
39 Middlesex 179,590 acres (726.8 km2)
40 Rutland 97,500 acres (395 km2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1831 Census cited in Vision of Britain - Ancient county data
  2. ^ 1831 Census cited in National Statistics - 200 years of the Census in... (PDF)