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ID: 7011240
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 01 16 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.0211  decimal degrees
Long: 003 06 17 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.1047  decimal degrees

Note: Located in Vale of Taunton; town grew around 8th-cen. Saxon castle & remained as seat of Bishops of Wincester for more than 1000 years; second castle built in 12th cen. seized by Royalists during 17th-cen. English Civil War.

Names:
Taunton (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Taunton Deane (C,V)

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 Somerset (county)  ................  Somerset (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Taunton (inhabited place)  ....................  Taunton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded as a stronghold by Anglo-Saxon king Ine ca. 710
city (C)  ............  chartered in 904
county seat (C)
episcopal see (C)
tourist center (C)
agricultural center (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Taunton..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 201
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) Xi,580
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 195
Taunton Deane..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 580
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 201
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XI, 580; Xi,580
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2609476
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 195
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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