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ID: 7008114
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Cheshire (county)  Cheshire (county)

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 002 41 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.6833  decimal degrees

Note: Ceremonial county in northwestern England. Geologically comprises fragmented areas of clay, sand and gravel, dotted with rivers and small lakes. Site of ancient hill forts on mid-Cheshire ridge during Bronze and Iron Ages; famous for cheese and well-preserved half-timbered houses.

Names:
Cheshire (preferred,C,V)
Chestershire (H,V)
Ches (H,V)
Chesh (H,V)
CHS (H,V)
Chester, County of (H,V)

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 Cheshire (county)  ................  Cheshire (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  established 1974
second level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Ches..........  [VP]
...........  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
...........  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xvii
Chesh..........  [VP]
..............  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Cheshire..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 177
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 44
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Chester, County of..........  [BHA, VP]
...................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Chestershire..........  [VP]
.......................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
CHS..........  [VP]
...........  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 177
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xvii
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 44
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)

 

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