Chapman County Codes

The first 5 sections list the Chapman County Codes for the British Isles.They include codes for before and after the reorganisations of countiesthat took place in 1974 in England and Wales, and in 1975 in Scotland,but ignore the break-up into smaller local unitary authorities in 1996.To view a map of the counties of Great Britain until 1974, click here To view a map of the counties (and provinces) of Ireland, click here You MUST use these codes when advising your Members’ Interests.They are listed in alpha order of counties, not codes, for this reason and to make them easier to find some counties and codes may appear twice (for example, “Yorkshire, North Riding” and “North Riding of Yorkshire”)

Country codes are listed on a separate page.

Please DO NOT use codes from the last section:

This lists other codes you may come across, such as in the LDS 1881 GB Census Index, where some non-standard codes were used.They have been added solely to make this pageinto a comprehensive reference document which should help you discover what a code represents.

CODES FOR COUNTIES IN ENGLAND

NAME OF COUNTY (AND ANY COMMENT) CODE
Avon [from 1974] AVN
Bedfordshire BDF
Berkshire BRK
Buckinghamshire BKM
Cambridgeshire CAM
Cheshire CHS
Cleveland [from 1974] CLV
Cornwall CON
Cumberland [until 1974] CUL
Cumbria [from 1974] CMA
Derbyshire DBY
Devon DEV
Dorset DOR
Durham DUR
East Riding of Yorkshire [until 1974] ERY
East Sussex [from 1974] SXE
Essex ESS
Gloucestershire GLS
Greater Manchester [from 1974] GTM
Hampshire HAM
Hereford & Worcester [from 1974] HWR
Herefordshire [until 1974] HEF
Hertfordshire HRT
Humberside [from 1974] HUM
Huntingdonshire [until 1974] HUN
Isle Of Man IOM
Isle of Wight (HAM) IOW
Kent KEN
Lancashire LAN
Leicestershire LEI
Lincolnshire LIN
London LND
Merseyside [from 1974] MSY
Middlesex [until 1974] MDX
Norfolk NFK
North Riding of Yorkshire [until 1974] NRY
North Yorkshire [from 1974] NYK
Northamptonshire NTH
Northumberland NBL
Nottinghamshire NTT
Oxfordshire OXF
Rutlandshire [until 1974] RUT
Shropshire SAL
Somerset SOM
South Yorkshire [from 1974] SYK
Staffordshire STS
Suffolk SFK
Surrey SRY
Sussex [until 1974] SSX
Tyne & Wear [from 1974] TWR
Warwickshire WAR
West Midlands [from 1974] WMD
West Riding of Yorkshire [until 1974] WRY
West Sussex [from 1974] SXW
West Yorkshire [from 1974] WYK
Westmorland [until 1974] WES
Wiltshire WIL
Worcestershire [until 1974] WOR
Yorkshire [until 1974] YKS
Yorkshire, East Riding [until 1974] ERY
Yorkshire, North Riding [until 1974] NRY
Yorkshire, West Riding [until 1974] WRY

CODES FOR COUNTIES IN WALES

NAME OF COUNTY (AND ANY COMMENT) CODE
Anglesey [until 1974] AGY
Breconshire [until 1974] BRE
Caernavonshire [until 1974] CAE
Cardiganshire [until 1974] CGN
Carmarthenshire [until 1974] CMN
Clwyd [from 1974] CWD
Denbighshire [until 1974] DEN
Dyfed [from 1974] DFD
Flint [until 1974] FLN
Glamorganshire [until 1974] GLA
Gwent [from 1974] GNT
Gwynedd [from 1974] GWN
Merionethshire [until 1974] MER
Mid Glamorgan [from 1974] MGM
Monmouthshire [until 1974] MON
Montgomeryshire [until 1974] MGY
Pembrokeshire [until 1974] PEM
Powys [from 1974] POW
Radnorshire [until 1974] RAD
South Glamorgan [from 1974] SGM
West Glamorgan [from 1974] WGM

CODES FOR COUNTIES IN SCOTLAND

NAME OF COUNTY (AND ANY COMMENT) CODE
Aberdeenshire [until 1975] ABD
Angus [until 1975] ANS
Argyllshire [until 1975] ARL
Ayrshire [until 1975] AYR
Banffshire [until 1975] BAN
Berwickshire [until 1975] BEW
Borders (from 1975) BOR
Bute [until 1975] BUT
Caithness-shire [until 1975] CAI
Central Region (from 1975) CEN
Clackmannanshire [until 1975] CLK
Dumfries & Galloway (from 1975) DGY
Dumfriesshire [until 1975] DFS
Dunbartonshire [until 1975] DNB
East Lothian (Haddington) [until 1975] ELN
Edinburgh (see Midlothian) [until 1975] MLN
Elgin (see Moray) [until 1975] MOR
Fife FIF
Forfar (see Angus) [until 1975] ANS
Grampian (from 1975) GMP
Haddington (see East Lothian) [until 1975] ELN
Highland (from 1975) HLD
Inverness-shire [until 1975] INV
Kincardineshire (Mearns) [until 1975] KCD
Kinross-shire [until 1975] KRS
Kirkcudbrightshire [until 1975] KKD
Lanarkshire [until 1975] LKS
Linlithgow (see West Lothian) [until 1975] WLN
Lothian (from 1975) LTN
Mearns (see Kincardineshire) [until 1975] KCD
Midlothian [until 1975] MLN
Moray [until 1975] MOR
Nairnshire [until 1975] NAI
Orkney Isles OKI
Peebleshire [until 1975] PEE
Perthshire [until 1975] PER
Renfrewshire [until 1975] RFW
Ross & Cromarty [until 1975] ROC
Roxburghshire [until 1975] ROX
Selkirkshire [until 1975] SEL
Shetland Isles SHI
Stirlingshire [until 1975] STI
Strathclyde (from 1975) STD
Sutherland [until 1975] SUT
Tayside (from 1975) TAY
West Galloway (see Wigtownshire) [until 1975] WIG
West Lothian [until 1975] WLN
Western Isles (from 1975) WIS
Wigtownshire (West Galloway) [until 1975] WIG
Zetland (see Shetland Isles) [until 1975] SHI

CODES FOR COUNTIES IN IRELAND

NAME OF COUNTY (AND ANY COMMENT) CODE
Antrim [NIR from 1922] ANT
Armagh [NIR from 1922] ARM
Carlow [EIR from 1922] CAR
Cavan [EIR from 1922] CAV
Clare [EIR from 1922] CLA
Cork [EIR from 1922] COR
Derry (see Londonderry) [NIR from 1922] LDY
Donegal [EIR from 1922] DON
Down [NIR from 1922] DOW
Dublin [EIR from 1922] DUB
Fermanagh [NIR from 1922] FER
Galway [EIR from 1922] GAL
Kerry [EIR from 1922] KER
Kildare [EIR from 1922] KID
Kilkenny [EIR from 1922] KIK
Kings (see Offaly) [EIR from 1922] OFF
Laois (see Leix(Queens)) [EIR from 1922] LEX
Leitrim [EIR from 1922] LET
Leix (Laois, Queens) [EIR from 1922] LEX
Limerick [EIR from 1922] LIM
Londonderry [NIR from 1922] LDY
Longford [EIR from 1922] LOG
Louth [EIR from 1922] LOU
Mayo [EIR from 1922] MAY
Meath [EIR from 1922] MEA
Monoghan [EIR from 1922] MOG
Offaly (Kings) [EIR from 1922] OFF
Queens (see Leix) [EIR from 1922] LEX
Roscommon [EIR from 1922] ROS
Sligo [EIR from 1922] SLI
Tipperary [EIR from 1922] TIP
Tyrone [NIR from 1922] TYR
Waterford [EIR from 1922] WAT
Westmeath [EIR from 1922] WEM
Wexford [EIR from 1922] WEX
Wicklow [EIR from 1922] WIC

CODES FOR THE UK ISLANDS

NAME OF ISLAND (AND ANY COMMENT) CODE
Alderney (CHI) ALD
Arran (SCT: Bute) [until 1975] BUT
Guernsey (CHI) GSY
Islay (SCT: Argyll) [until 1975] ARL
Isle of Man IOM
Isle of Wight – part of Hampshire (HAM) IOW
Jersey (CHI) JSY
Jura (SCT: Argyll) [until 1975] ARL
Lewis – part (SCT: Inverness-shire) [until 1975] INV
Lewis – part (SCT: Ross & Cromarty) [until 1975] ROC
Mull (SCT: Argyll) [until 1975] ARL
North Uist (SCT: Inverness-shire) [until 1975] INV
Orkney Isles (SCT) OKI
Sark (CHI) SRK
Scilly Isles – part of Cornwall CON
Shetland Isles (SCT) SHI
Skye (SCT: Inverness-shire) [until 1975] INV
South Uist (SCT: Inverness-shire) [until 1975] INV

“NON-STANDARD” COUNTY CODES

SOURCES WHERE “NON-CHAPMAN” CODES ARE FOUND:

BSI = British Standards Institution Standardised List GRD = Genealogical Research Directory Instructions LDS = Latter Day Saints 1881 GB Census Index, etc

NAME OF COUNTY WITHIN COUNTRY, AND SOURCE(S) WHERE FOUND (IN BRACKETS) NON-STD CODE CHAPMAN CODE
ENGLAND
Berkshire (LDS) BEK BRK
Buckinghamshire (LDS) BUK BKM
Leicestershire (BSI & LDS) LEC LEI
Middlesex (LDS) MID MDX
Northumberland (LDS) NTM NBL
Shropshire (BSI & LDS) SHR SAL
Staffordshire (LDS) STF STS
Suffolk (LDS) SUF SFK
Surrey (LDS) SUR SRY
Sussex (LDS) SUS SSX
WALES
Carmarthenshire (LDS) CHH CMN
Denbighshire (LDS) DBG DEN
Monmouthshire (LDS) MNM MON
Montgomeryshire (LDS) MNT MGY
SCOTLAND
Dumfriesshire (LDS) DUF DFS
Dunbartonshire (LDS) DUN DNB
Edinburgh (LDS) should be Midlothian EDN MLN
Elgin ((LDS) should be Moray ELG MOR
Forfar (LDS) should be Angus FOR ANS
Haddington (LDS) should be East Lothian HAD ELN
Kincardineshire (LDS) KNC KCD
Kinross-shire (LDS) KNR KRS
Kirkcudbrightshire (LDS) KRK KKD
Lanarkshire (LDS) LAK LKS
Linlithgow (LDS) should be West Lothian LNL WLN
Orkney Isles (LDS) ORK OKI
West Lothian (LDS) WEL WLN
Shetland Isles (BSI) ZET SHI
Zetland (LDS) should be Shetland Isles ZET SHI
IRELAND
Derry (GRD) DRY LDY
COUNTRIES
At Sea (LDS) ATS SEA
Unknown (LDS) NK UNK
Ireland (LDS) IRE IRL