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ID: 7011309
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 004 03 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -4.0500  decimal degrees

Note: The town received its charter from King Aethelstan in 930. It was the main market town of Devon, and the birthplace of John Gay (1685-1732), author of "The Beggars Opera."

Names:
Barnstaple (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Bardestapla (H,V,Old English,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Barnestabla (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086
Barnestapla (H,V,Old English,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Barnestaple (H,V,Old English,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 Devon (county)  ................  Devon (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Barnstaple (inhabited place)  ....................  Barnstaple (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
Bardestapla..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 76
Barnestabla..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 76
Barnestapla..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 76
Barnestaple..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 76
Barnstaple..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 76
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 22
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 76
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2589310
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 22
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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