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ID: 7011091
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 03 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.0500  decimal degrees
Long: 002 43 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.7167  decimal degrees

Note: Roman and Saxon settlement; served as a fortress on Welsh border in the 7th century; was feudal holding 1086-1189, until sold to citizens by Richard I; wool trade important until the 16th century; 11th-century cathedral exemplifies styles from Norman to Perpendicular.

Names:
Hereford (preferred,C,V,English,U)  ............ 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 Herefordshire (unitary authority)  ................  Herefordshire (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Hereford (inhabited place)  ....................  Hereford (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 Hereford (inhabited place)  ....................  Hereford (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by West Saxons in the 7th century
city (C)
agricultural center (C)
industrial center (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  since 672, when the see was detatched from Lichfield
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Hereford..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 349-351
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 387
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 130
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 870
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 83
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 349-351
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 387
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 130
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 870
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2598548
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 83
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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