List of county councils in England
There are currently 27 county councils in England, covering areas known as non-metropolitan counties and divided into a number of non-metropolitan districts, which each have a district council. The first county councils were created in 1889. There was a significant reform of the number, powers and jurisdictions of county councils in 1974. Their number has been decreasing further due to incremental reforms carried out between 1986 and 2009.
- ^Cambs : 1st creation 1889—1965; 2nd creation 1974—present
- ^Worcs : 1st creation 1889—1974; 2nd creation 1998—present
- ^Mon : Monmouthshire considered part of Wales from 1974.
- Municipal Yearbook. 2009.