Counties have not been marked on maps since the 1970’s, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Right click to download large version [.png, 1.9MB]
Read more about this map in Michael Garber's article on the ABC website.
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.
View Map of Yorkshire in a larger map
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.