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Counties have not been marked on maps since the 1970s, when changes to local government took place. Where a county and local government boundary coincided, these were marked as administrative boundaries.

A YRS Map of the Yorkshire Ridings?

The Yorkshire Ridings Society has been exploring ways of having a map produced which will clearly show the relationship between administrative areas and the Yorkshire boundary. The Association of British Counties has produced an excellent digital version showing exactly that relationship. You can see details below.


Meanwhile, if you'd like to tell us what you'd like to see included on a YRS map towns, major roads, places of interest please let us know via our email address, or by clicking on the Comments link below.

A Unique Map of Yorkshire

The Association of British Counties published the map below in April 2013, showing the relationship between current administrative areas and the Yorkshire boundary.


Association of British Counties Map of Yorkshire.
Published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 UK: England and Wales License.

Right click to download large version

Read more about this map in Michael Garber's article on the ABC website.

Digital borders

The Historic County Borders Project has provided the data used in this interactive Google Map of the historic, and indeed, present-day boundary of Yorkshire.

County Maps from 1900

For a look at how Yorkshire was mapped in the late-Victorian era, you might want to see the historic maps produced by Cassini and available to buy from their website.