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ID: 7011127
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 44 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.7333  decimal degrees
Long: 001 59 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.9833  decimal degrees

Note: Important Roman town at junction of Fosse Way, Ermine, and Akeman Streets; largest town in Roman Britain after London and may have been country's capital in the 4th century; captured by Saxons 577 and destroyed in Henry VIII's dissolution of monasteries in 1530s; important medieval wool town; many Roman remains are here.

Names:
Cirencester (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Cicester (H,V,English,U)
Cirecestre (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086
Corinium (H,O)
Corinium Dobunnorum (H,V)  ............ ancient

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 Gloucestershire (county)  ................  Gloucestershire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Cirencester (inhabited place)  ....................  Cirencester (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 Cirencester (inhabited place)  ............  Cirencester (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was Roman center
town (C)
agricultural center (C)
tourist center (C)
ancient site (C)
provincial capital (H)  ............  of the Roman province of Britannia Prima, from the early 4th century CE
capital (H)  ............  of the Dobuni tribe during Roman occupation
Roman (H)
Romano-British (H)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Britannia Prima .......... (province)
..................  (World, Roman Republic and Empire, Britannia, Britannia Superior) [7030354]
..................  from the early 4th century CE

Sources and Contributors:
Cicester..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Cirecestre..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 112
Cirencester..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 294
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 189
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 329
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 46
Corinium..........  [VP]
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
Corinium Dobunnorum..........  [VP]
...................................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 12570
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 294
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 189
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 112
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 329
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 12570
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2592612
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 46
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 341
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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