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ID: 7010743
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 39 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.6500  decimal degrees
Long: 000 29 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -0.4833  decimal degrees

Note: Ancient market town located on River Welland; Scandinavian settlement in the 9th century; Norman castle built in the 10th century; notable churches include St. Mary's, All Saints, and a 7th-century Benedictine Priory; there are also fine medieval gateways here as well as a marketplace; town was wealthy from the wool trade; town expanded during Industrial Revolution.

Names:
Stamford (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Stanford (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Steanford (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 Stamford (inhabited place)  ....................  Stamford (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
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 Mercia (historical region)  ................  Mercia (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Stamford (inhabited place)  ....................  Stamford (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was an important early center
town (C)
monastic center (C)
capital (H)  ............  once capital of the Fens

Sources and Contributors:
Stamford..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 206
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Stanford..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 174
.................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 436
Steanford..........  [VP]
....................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 436
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 174
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 206
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2608548
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 436
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 174

 

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