Which English county has most borders with others?

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MICKBEL11 | 16:53 Thu 27th Sep 2012 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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Can anyone tell me which English county has most borders with others?
names of them counties as well would be nice.



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Northamptonshire - as the folk who live there want to escape.
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Have been told Northants a few times but i cant find 8 on any map!
No we don't!
Why is that DT lol.
escaping the antics of our gness!
You would be through it.....a lovely county with attractive houses many built with that "grey stone."

Good cricketing county as well.
googled,I've no idea otherwise
8 I count. One is inly just mind, a tiny sliver of a border
Warwickshire Leicestershire Rutland Cambridgeshire Bedfordshire
Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire
I moved from Essex to there. Not through choice cause I was reluctantly moving but as a place to move to it is lovely
It is a nice county, I travel through part of Northhants on my way to Santa Pod.
I see you DT. ;-)

Lovely county.x
My home county of Gloucestershire also borders eight counties. confirms Gloucestershire borders Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Bristol, Somersetand and Monmouthshire. Monmouthshire is a Welsh county, but I'd argue the question's a bit ambiguous on this point :o)

There have been a number of boundary changes over the years, and the "historic counties" definition removes Bristol but adds Berkshire. This is shown quite well here,-2.124/zoom=10

However the "historic counties" definition adds a ninth county to Northamptonshire. This is Huntingdonshire which is now part of Cambridgeshire. See -,-0.702/zoom=10
2 Counties share the distinction of having the largest number of counties bordering them -


A) For Northamptonshire:

- Warwickshire
- Leicestershire
- Rutland
- Lincolnshire
- Cambridgeshire
- Bedfordshire
- Buckinghamshire
- Oxfordshire

B) For Cambridgeshire:

- Rutland
- Lincolnshire
- Norfolk
- Suffolk
- Essex
- Hertfordshire
- Bedfordshire

Lincs and Norths both have 8 (Lincs: East Riding, South Y, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Northamps, Cambridge and Norfolk) (Norths: Lincs, Leicestershire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Befordshire, Bucks, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire.) although Cambridge also has 8.

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