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Covering the vice counties of South and West Lancashire

an area now encompassing
Greater Manchester
and Merseyside

What is a vice county?

The vice county system was established in 1852 and it is still the basis of many wildlife recording schemes today. The advantage of this system is that recording area boundaries remain fixed, whereas administrative county boundaries often change over time (for example the extensive re-drawing of county boundaries in 1974).

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Download an A4 map showing the vice county boundaries here