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ID: 1029678
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 49 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.8167  decimal degrees
Long: 001 14 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.2333  decimal degrees

Note: Islip straddles a hill undercut by the River Ray, shortly before it flows into the River Cherwell. The village was once a place of noteworthy strategic importance because during floodtime, and with Oxford held by an enemy, Islip Bridge lay on the only dry route between the north and south. Site of a fierce Saxon battle and birthplace of Edward the Confessor.

Names:
Islip (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Letelape (H,V)  ............ 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 Oxfordshire (county)  ................  Oxfordshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Islip (inhabited place)  ....................  Islip (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
village (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Islip..........  [VP Preferred]
..............  Domesday Book (1985) 218
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 90
Letelape..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 218
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 215, 218; 218
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2599624
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 90
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 215

 

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