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ID: 7010692
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 22 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.3667  decimal degrees
Long: 001 30 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.5000  decimal degrees

Note: Located near the River Don. Center for famous cutlery since the 14th century; the Cutlers' Company was founded here in 1624. Metallurgical innovations by Henry Bessemer in the 19th century made the town famous for steel; the first Bessemer steel works was built here in 1859. Food-processing and clothing also important industries. The University of Sheffield is known for programs in metallurgy. There is an historic hillfort at nearby Wincobank. Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned at Sheffield Manor.

Names:
Sheffield (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Escafeld (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Sadfeld (H,V)
Scafeld (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 South Yorkshire (county)  ................  South Yorkshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Sheffield (unitary authority)  ....................  Sheffield (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Sheffield (inhabited place)  ........................  Sheffield (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was thriving medieval commercial center
city (C)
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
mining center (C)
cultural center (C)
episcopal see (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Escafeld..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 855
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 320
Sadfeld..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 415
Scafeld..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 320
.................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 415
Sheffield..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 854
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 717
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 181
....................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2; 854- 855; II, 854; II, 855
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 320
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 10; 717; X, 717
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2607573
..................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 415
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 181
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 320

 

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