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ID: 4008848
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 001 07 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.1167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the north shore of Portsmouth harbor; site of 3rd-century Roman fortress guarding the Saxon shore, second in mass only to Hadrian's Wall; excavations began in 1961, have revealed timber, streets, and wells; ruins of Henry II's castle also here.

Names:
Portchester (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Porchester (C,V,English,U)
Porcestre (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Portcestre (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Porteceaster (H,V)  ............ meaning "Roman fort by the harbor," name recorded ca. 960
Portus Adurni (H,O)  ............ Roman
Portus Ardaoni (H,O)  ............ Roman
Portus Ardoani (H,O)
Portus Castra (H,O)

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 Hampshire (county)  ................  Hampshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Portchester (inhabited place)  ....................  Portchester (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Britannia (province)  ........  Britannia (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Portchester (inhabited place)  ............  Portchester (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was Roman center
town (C)
archaeological site (C)
fortification (H)  ............  was a Roman fort

Sources and Contributors:
Porcestre..........  [VP]
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 124
Porchester..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 124
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Portcestre..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 124
Portchester..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 124
.......................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1987) 599
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 731-732
Porteceaster..........  [VP]
.......................  Dictionary of British Place Names (1994) 318
Portus Adurni..........  [VP]
..........................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000)
..........................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 731
Portus Ardaoni..........  [VP]
.............................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 17 August 2004
Portus Ardoani..........  [VP]
.............................  Dictionary of British Place Names (1994) 318
Portus Castra..........  [VP]
..........................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 111
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000)
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 111
..................  Dictionary of British Place Names (1994) 318
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 124
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1987) 599
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2605571
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 731; 731-732
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 17 August 2004
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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