Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.
A campus of the University of Gloucestershire
The Counties of England as recorded in the Domesday Book.
The University of Oxford's Chemistry Research Laboratory.
Parish Church of St. Mary, Fairford
An 1824 map of the English and Welsh counties
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, a ‘textbook’ example of the English medieval manor house.
Gloucester Cathedral
This (rather inaccurate) 1814 map shows Dudley in a detached part of Worcestershire surrounded by Staffordshire. Note the exclave of Shropshire (the parish of Halesowen), just to the south-east and part of Staffordshire (Broome and Clent) to the south-west as well.
Wantage Market Place
Aerial photo of Sudeley Castle
Notice on the Corn Exchange, Royal Tunbridge Wells, mentioning the historic county boundary
The south cloister of Gloucester Cathedral was used for filming scenes in the Harry Potter films.
The ancient county boundaries of Warwickshire cover a larger area than the administrative area in 1974 (in green).
A boar of the local Gloucestershire Old Spot breed.
Former postal counties of England from 1974 to 1996

The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.

- Oxfordshire

Gloucestershire borders Herefordshire to the north-west, Worcestershire to the north, Warwickshire to the north-east, Oxfordshire to the east, Wiltshire to the south, Bristol and Somerset to the south-west, and the Welsh county of Monmouthshire to the west.

- Gloucestershire

The current Gloucestershire County Council area does not have the same geographical boundaries as the historic county.

- Gloucestershire

All its zones south of the Thames: the Vale of White Horse and parts of South Oxfordshire were within the historic county of Berkshire, including the highest point, the 261 m White Horse Hill.

- Oxfordshire

Some abbreviations are not obvious, such as "Salop" for Shropshire, from the Norman-derived word for its county town Shrewsbury; "Oxon" for Oxfordshire, from Latin Oxonium (referring to both the county and the city of Oxford); "Hants" for Hampshire; and "Northants" for Northamptonshire.

- Historic counties of England

A "lost" Saxon county was Winchcombeshire which lasted from 1007 to 1017 before being incorporated into Gloucestershire.

- Historic counties of England
Brasenose Lane in Oxford city centre, a street onto which three colleges back.

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County in the West Midlands region of England.

County in the West Midlands region of England.

Warwick Castle
Chesterton Windmill
Warwickshire in 1832
Kenilworth Castle
Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick from Church Street
The West Coast Main Line at Rugby
The Oxford Canal at Napton-on-the-Hill

The historic county boundaries included Coventry, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull, as well as much of Birmingham and Tamworth.

Warwickshire is bordered by Leicestershire to the northeast, Staffordshire to the northwest, Worcestershire and the West Midlands to the west, Northamptonshire to the east and southeast, Gloucestershire to the southwest and Oxfordshire to the south.