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OS grid reference to vice-county conversion

To convert an Ordnance Survey grid reference (e.g. SJ8398 or 33/8398) to vice-county number (i.e. VC59). The converter should work with all valid GB locations, multiple VC numbers will be returned if the area specified spans a boundary.

Used in conjunction with the OS gazetteer this can work well to place named locations in vice-counties or to highlight ambiguities. For Irish localities there is a separate Irish vice-county conversion tool

It's also worth trying herbariaunited's place name to vice-county converter derived from the USGIA gazetteer.

 
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vice-county map

Watsonian Vice-counties of Great Britain and Ireland
VC1. West Cornwall with ScillyVCH1. South Kerry
VC2. East CornwallVCH2. North Kerry
VC3. South DevonVCH3. West Cork
VC4. North DevonVCH4. Mid-Cork
VC5. South SomersetVCH5. East Cork
VC6. North SomersetVCH6. Waterford
VC7. North WiltshireVCH7. South Tipperary
VC8. South WiltshireVCH8. Limerick
VC9. DorsetVCH9. Clare
VC10. Isle of WightVCH10. North Tipperary
VC11. South HampshireVCH11. Kilkenny
VC12. North HampshireVCH12. Wexford
VC13. West SussexVCH13. Carlow
VC14. East SussexVCH14. Laois
VC15. East KentVCH15. South-east Galway
VC16. West KentVCH16. West Galway
VC17. SurreyVCH17. North-east Galway
VC18. South EssexVCH18. Offaly
VC19. North EssexVCH19. Kildare
VC20. HertfordshireVCH20. Wicklow
VC21. MiddlesexVCH21. Dublin
VC22. BerkshireVCH22. Meath
VC23. OxfordshireVCH23. Westmeath
VC24. BuckinghamshireVCH24. Longford
VC25. East SuffolkVCH25. Roscommon
VC26. West SuffolkVCH26. East Mayo
VC27. East NorfolkVCH27. West Mayo
VC28. West NorfolkVCH28. Sligo
VC29. CambridgeshireVCH29. Leitrim
VC30. BedfordshireVCH30. Cavan
VC31. HuntingdonshireVCH31. Louth
VC32. NorthamptonshireVCH32. Monaghan
VC33. East GloucestershireVCH33. Fermanagh
VC34. West GloucestershireVCH34. East Donegal
VC35. MonmouthshireVCH35. West Donegal
VC36. HerefordshireVCH36. Tyrone
VC37. WorcestershireVCH37. Armagh
VC38. WarwickshireVCH38. Down
VC39. StaffordshireVCH39. Antrim
VC40. ShropshireVCH40. Londonderry
VC41. Glamorgan
VC42. Breconshire
VC43. Radnorshire
VC44. Carmarthenshire
VC45. Pembrokeshire
VC46. Cardiganshire
VC47. Montgomeryshire
VC48. Merionethshire
VC49. Caernarfonshire
VC50. Denbighshire
VC51. Flintshire
VC52. Anglesey
VC53. South Lincolnshire
VC54. North Lincolnshire
VC55. Leicestershire with Rutland
VC56. Nottinghamshire
VC57. Derbyshire
VC58. Cheshire
VC59. South Lancashire
VC60. West Lancashire
VC61. South-east Yorkshire
VC62. North-east Yorkshire
VC63. South-west Yorkshire
VC64. Mid-west Yorkshire
VC65. North-west Yorkshire
VC66. Durham
VC67. South Northumberland
VC68. North Northumberland
VC69. Westmoreland with Furness
VC70. Cumberland
VC71. Isle of Man
VC72. Dumfriesshire
VC73. Kircudbrightshire
VC74. Wigtownshire
VC75. Ayrshire
VC76. Renfrewshire
VC77. Lanarkshire
VC78. Peebleshire
VC79. Selkirkshire
VC80. Roxburghshire
VC81. Berwickshire
VC82. East Lothian
VC83. Midlothian
VC84. West Lothian
VC85. Fife
VC86. Stirlingshire
VC87. West Perth
VC88. Mid Perth
VC89. East Perth
VC90. Angus
VC91. Kincardineshire
VC92. South Aberdeenshire
VC93. North Aberdeenshire
VC94. Banffshire
VC95. Moray
VC96. Easterness
VC97. Westerness
VC98. Main Argyll
VC99. Dunbartonshire
VC100. Clyde Isles
VC101. Kintyre
VC102. South Ebudes
VC103. Mid Ebudes
VC104. North Ebudes
VC105. West Ross
VC106. East Ross
VC107. East Sutherland
VC108. West Sutherland
VC109. Caithness
VC110. Outer Hebrides
VC111. Orkney
VC112. Shetland
VC113/VCS/VCI. Channel Islands

Further background information is available on wikipedia. The BSBI vice-county census catalogue and atlas project have detail of present-day plant distribution.

Digitised Watsonian Vice-County Boundary data. © All right reserved, National Biodiversity Network Trust and Crown Copyright 2003, comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This product is available for not-for-profit use to support biological recording activities strictly under licence with the NBN Trust.