Re: [Churchcrawling] UK place names
- Yes, Norfolk is a county, Barry. Usually, when people post photographs,
they list the name of the village followed by the county in order to
identify where it is for UK list members. Our largest towns are usually
posted without their county name following, as we, (in the UK), all
know where they are.
Below is a site with all the English county names and locations on it.
Many long county names have officially abbreviated forms: mine, for
example, is Buckinghamshire, but I always abbreviate this to 'Bucks'
which is the correct abbreviation. One of my next door counties, which
i visit in order to photo churches from time to time, is Oxfordshire;
the correct abbreviation for this county is Oxon. Norfolk is not
abbreviated, it is short enough already. We never write the word
'county' after a county name as happens in some cases in the United
States, I believe. And I believe also that in Louisiana 'counties' are
called 'parishes', which I find very confusing.
On 1 Nov 2006, at 01:28, Barry Caselli wrote:
> This question is directed at those of you who live in the UK.
> I'm curious about place names, for example: Hempstead, Norfolk. or
> Lessingham, Norfolk, and so on. Would Norfolk be a county? I ask
> because you list two names. I'm guessing the second name, in this case
> Norfolk, would be that of a county. Or do you even have counties.
> By the way, I'm really enjoying the pictures so far.