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ID: 7010726
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 59 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.9833  decimal degrees
Long: 000 01 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -0.0167  decimal degrees

Note: Developed as trade center for wood & twine; St. Botolph established monastery here in 7th cen.; was member of Hanseatic League during 13th cen.; noted for medieval architecture; was home of many Puritans who emigrated to America.

Names:
Boston (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Boltolfston (H,V)  ............ perhaps named from a stone or stone cross at which St. Botulf preached to Middle Anglians
Botuluestan (H,V)
Icanho (H,V)  ............ used 7th cen., meaning "Ica's hill"
St. Botolph's Town (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 Lincolnshire (county)  ................  Lincolnshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Boston (inhabited place)  ....................  Boston (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was noted medieval center
town (C)
port (C)
trade center (C)
fishing community (C)
shipping center (C)
agricultural center (C)
monastic center (H)  ............  from 7th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Boltolfston..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 54
Boston..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 510
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 403-404
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 32
Botuluestan..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 54
Icanho..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 54
St. Botolph's Town..........  [VP]
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 164
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 510
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 403-404
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2590455
..................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 54
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 32
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 164
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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