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Humberside

Humberside was an administrative county of England from 1974 to the mid-1990s. It was composed of two halves either side of the Humber estuary, created using part of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Its administrative centre was Beverley, its largest city Kingston upon Hull.

County of Humberside (1974-1995)

At the time of its creation, there was very little connecting the two parts of the administrative county. While the building of the Humber Bridge, opened in 1981, was meant to being this about, it was abolished in 1995 by The Humberside (Structural Change) Order 1995.

This merged the Humberside districts of Beverley, East Yorkshire, and Holderness, and part of Boothferry into the East Riding of Yorkshire, the districts of Glanford and Scunthorpe and the rest of Boothferry into North Lincolnshire, and North East Lincolnshire was created from Great Grimsby and Cleethorpes districts. These, along with Kingston Upon Hull, were made into counties. To quote from the order

Constitution of new counties
5.(1) New counties of the City of Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire shall be constituted and shall comprise the district areas of the City of Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire respectively.

These counties were created with only one district and no county council, and so are unitary authorities.