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ID: 7010809
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 35 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.5833  decimal degrees
Long: 000 15 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -0.2500  decimal degrees

Note: On the River Nene 75 miles north of London. The town grew around a monastery dating to 656 CE and is noted for its cathedral in the Norman style (begun 1118, completed 14th century) containing the grave of Catherine of Aragon. Town used to be a brickmaking center; modern economy is based on diesel engines, steam turbines, bricks, and foodstuffs. Peterborough was once considered within the boundaries of Northamptonshire.

Names:
Peterborough (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Peterbrough (NA,V,English,U)
Petersborough (NA,V,English,U)
Burg (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Medeshamstede (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 Peterborough (unitary authority)  ................  Peterborough (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Peterborough (inhabited place)  ....................  Peterborough (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 Peterborough (inhabited place)  ....................  Peterborough (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  since 1541
administrative center (C)  ............  administrative headquarters of the unitary authority of the same name since April 1998
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Burg..........  [VP]
...........  Domesday Book (1985) 202
Medeshamstede..........  [VP]
..........................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 483
Peterborough..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 483-484
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 152
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 946
Peterbrough..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Petersborough..........  [VP]
..........................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 483; 483-484
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 202
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2605287
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 152
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 946
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 202

 

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