List of ancient counties of England by area in 1891

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This is a list of the ancient counties of England (excluding Monmouthshire) as recorded by the 1891 census, ordered by their area.

Rank County Area (acres) Area (square miles)
1 Yorkshire 3,882,848 6,067
2 Lincolnshire 1,693,547 2,646
3 Devon 1,667,097 2,605
4 Norfolk 1,308,440 2,044
5 Northumberland 1,289,756 2,015
6 Lancashire 1,207,605 1,887
7 Somerset 1,043,485 1,630
8 Hampshire 1,037,764 1,622
9 Kent 995,344 1,555
10 Essex 987,028 1,542
11 Cumberland 970,161 1,516
12 Suffolk 952,709 1,489
13 Sussex 933,269 1,458
14 Wiltshire 880,248 1,375
15 Cornwall 868,068 1,356
16 Shropshire 859,516 1,343
17 Gloucestershire 795,734 1,243
18 Staffordshire 749,601 1,171
19 Derbyshire 658,876 1,029
20 Cheshire 657,068 1,027
21 Durham 647,281 1,011
22 Northamptonshire 641,992 1,003
23 Dorset 632,272 987
24 Warwickshire 577,462 902
25 Cambridgeshire 549,749 859
26 Nottinghamshire 539,752 843
27 Herefordshire 537,363 839
28 Leicestershire 527,124 823
29 Westmorland 500,906 782
30 Surrey 485,128 758
31 Oxfordshire 483,614 755
32 Worcestershire 480,560 751
33 Buckinghamshire 475,694 743
34 Berkshire 462,224 722
35 Hertfordshire 406,161 635
36 Bedfordshire 298,494 466
37 Huntingdonshire 234,218 366
38 Middlesex 181,301 283
39 Rutland 97,273 152

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