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ID: 1029072
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 000 30 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 0.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Downham Hall, once the home of the Selwins, is now a girls' boarding school; the diplomat and poet, Matthew Prior, lived here in the 18th century.

Names:
Downham (preferred,C,V)
Dona (H,V,Early Modern English,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Duna (H,V,Early Modern English,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book 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 Essex (county)  ................  Essex (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Downham (inhabited place)  ....................  Downham (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
Dona..........  [VP]
...........  Domesday Book (1985) 101
Downham..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 101
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-48
Duna..........  [VP]
...........  Domesday Book (1985) 101
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 101
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-48
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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