A Three Shire Stone is a monument marking the point where three shires meet. The term is mostly used in England.
Some notable Three Shire landmarks are:
The Midlands is the central part of England and a cultural area that broadly corresponds to the Kingdom of Mercia of the Early Middle Ages. The Midlands region is bordered by Northern England and Southern England. The Midlands were important in the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. Two of the nine official regions of England are the West Midlands and East Midlands. Birmingham, in the West Midlands, is the second-largest city and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom.
No Man's Heath is an area of North Warwickshire about 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Tamworth, Staffordshire. It is near the boundaries of four English counties: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire. Nearby in the late 19th century were Netherseal Colliery and Netherseal Hall.
England is divided by a number of different regional schemes for various purposes. Since the creation of the Government Office Regions in 1994 and their adoption for statistical purposes in 1999, some historical regional schemes have become obsolete. However, many alternative regional designations also exist and continue to be widely used.
The Custos rotulorum, Latin for "keeper of the rolls", is the keeper of the English, Welsh and Northern Irish county records. The Custos is also the principal Justice of the Peace of the county and keeper of the records of the sessions of the local courts and, by virtue of those offices, the highest civil official in the county. The position is now largely ceremonial and generally undertaken by the Lord Lieutenant of the county.
Precedence is the order in which the various corps of the British Army parade, from right to left, with the unit at the extreme right being highest.
The following is a list of articles about the geology of English counties:
The County Councils Network is a special interest group within the Local Government Association. Its 36 members are all 27 English county councils and 10 unitary authority councils. The network is the national voice for counties, and has recently released a significant report on county economies from Oxford Economics, and another report containing ambitious policy proposals, calling for a 'new deal' from government.
The War Damage Commission was a body set up by the British Government under the War Damage Act 1941 to pay compensation for war damage to land and buildings throughout the United Kingdom. It was not responsible for the repairs themselves, which were carried out by local authorities or private contractors.
The 2003 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy was an English county cricket tournament, held between 29 August 2002 and 30 August 2003. The competition was won by Gloucestershire who beat Worcestershire by 7 wickets at Lord's.
During the First World War the British Armed Forces was enlarged to many times its peacetime strength. This was done mainly by adding new battalions to existing regiments. Although sometimes identified by shoulder titles, generally the new battalions could not be identified from appearance. Consequently, the units in this list have been assembled considering only those as having a uniquely different cap badge.
The Four Shire Stone is a boundary marker that marks the place where the four historic English counties of Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, and Worcestershire once met. Since 1931, with a change to the boundaries of Worcestershire, only three of the counties meet at the stone.
The King's England is a topographical and historical book series written and edited by Arthur Mee in 43 volumes. The first, introductory, volume was published in 1936; in 1989, The King's England Press was established to reprint the series.