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ID: 1028639
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Brixham (inhabited place)  Brixham (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 23 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.3833  decimal degrees
Long: 003 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Located on S side of Tor Bay in English Channel; once a Roman settlement; an Iron Age fort is at Berry Head; noted as important fishing center & site where the trawling technique was developed.

Names:
Brixham (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Briseham (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Devon (county)  ................  Devon (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Torbay (unitary authority)  ....................  Torbay (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Brixham (inhabited place)  ........................  Brixham (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  primarily constructed during Victorian times
town (C)
fishing community (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Briseham..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 78
Brixham..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 78
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 04/22/99
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 34
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 78
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (1994-2002) accessed 04/22/99
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2590935
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 34
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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