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ID: 7011115
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 19 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.3167  decimal degrees
Long: 002 51 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.8500  decimal degrees

Note: On the edge of Leinthall Moor in the Vale of Wigmore, near the border between Shropshire & Herefordshire; its castle on a bluff above was a key border stronghold; castle long associated with the Mortimer family who also founded an Augustinian abbey here; the battle of Mortimer's Cross took place 3 mi S of here: Anne Mortimer's grandson, Edward Duke of York, defeated the Lancastrians & became King Edward IV; after which Wigmore became royal demesne until Elizabeth I granted it away.

Names:
Wigmore (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Wigemore (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086
Wighemore (H,V)  ............ recorded 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 Wigmore (inhabited place)  ....................  Wigmore (inhabited place) (P)

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

Sources and Contributors:
Wigemore..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 132
Wighemore..........  [VP]
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 132
Wigmore..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 129
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 129; 132
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2611733
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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