One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) a large town formerly having the administrative status of a county.
capital, capital city, chief town, provincial capital, regional capital, state capital, county town, administrative centreView synonyms
- ‘The marcher lordships were shired, English laws and county administration were extended to Wales, and the shires and county boroughs were required to send 24 MPs to Parliament at Westminster.’
- ‘In 1958, a local government act was passed appointing the local government commission to determine the boundaries of counties and county boroughs.’
- ‘At the end of the 18th century, when Britain was preparing for an expected French invasion of Ireland, each county and county borough was asked to provide a certain number of men for defensive militias.’
- ‘But the Minister must also pro-vide the necessary money to the Council to upgrade the Airport Road as far as the county borough boundary.’
- ‘There is provision in the Planning and Development Act 2000 for the making of a single development plan for the area and the environs of a county borough.’
- ‘It became a county borough in 1889, was designated a city in 1905, and slowly acquired a new role as the Welsh metropolis.’
- ‘The counties of Lancashire and Cheshire were to lose all powers and control in the new administrative area, and county boroughs such as Manchester were to cease to exist.’
- ‘This site and Pelletstown, near Finglas, represent the final undeveloped land in the county borough.’
- ‘In its case to the inspector the county borough council stated its primary purpose in seeking the orders was the regeneration of the former colliery site as a business park.’
- ‘They could well lose seats at the county borough council elections.’
- ‘My county borough may start charging for music lessons.’
- ‘The county boroughs of Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford had their title changed from ‘corporation’ to ‘city council’ under the Local Government Act 2001.’
- ‘I fully endorse the comments made by the Panel and I would urge the various county boroughs to pay particular attention to this when promoting the scheme.’
- ‘Over 600 athletes from the 10 county boroughs converged on Leigh for the highly competitive events which saw hundreds of spectators lining the course.’
- ‘But the old county borough area represents only 60 per cent of the current borough's population.’
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