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ID: 7010912
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 08 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.1333  decimal degrees
Long: 000 59 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -0.9833  decimal degrees

Note: The Roman name 'Lactodorum' means 'town of dairy farmers;' the town grew up along Roman Watling Street. The town was fortified by Edward the Elder and his sister Ethelfleda, ca. 910-921. The Saracen's Head Inn was immortalized by Charles Dickens in "The Pickwick Papers."

Names:
Towcester (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Iacodulma (H,O)  ............ corrupted version of Roman name
Lactodorum (H,O)  ............ Roman
Lactodurum (H,O)  ............ Roman
Touecestre (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 Northamptonshire (county)  ................  Northamptonshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Towcester (inhabited place)  ....................  Towcester (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Britannia (province)  ........  Britannia (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Towcester (inhabited place)  ............  Towcester (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
town (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Iacodulma..........  [VP]
....................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 476
Lactodorum..........  [VP]
.......................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 476
Lactodurum..........  [VP]
.......................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
Touecestre..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 203
Towcester..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 200
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 203
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2610060
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 476
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 200
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 203-204
..........  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 476

 

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