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ID: 7011198
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 27 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.4500  decimal degrees
Long: 002 35 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.5833  decimal degrees

Note: Located on River Avon; was a wool center in the 12th century; John and Sebastian Cabot sailed from here to New World 1497; center for sugar, tobacco, cotton and slave trade 17th-18th centuries; railway and dock expanded during Industrial Revolution; heavily bombed in World War II.

Names:
Bristol (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Bristou (C,V,Old English-P,U,N)  ............ 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 Bristol (unitary authority)  ................  Bristol (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Bristol (inhabited place)  ....................  Bristol (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled in late-Saxon times, probably ca. 6th cen.
city (C)  ............  chartered in 1155
county seat (C)
educational center (C)
episcopal see (C)
manufacturing center (C)
port (C)
trade center (C)
county (H)  ............  from 1373-1974
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bristol..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) II, 525
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 124
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 524
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 34
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Bristou..........  [VP]
.................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 112
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) II, 525
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 124
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 524
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 112
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2590919
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 34
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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