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ID: 7011315
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 47 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.7833  decimal degrees
Long: 003 39 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.6500  decimal degrees

Note: Located in valley of River Creedy; traditional birthplace of St. Boniface, patron saint of Germany and the Netherlands, who was martyred in 754; town grew with wool trade, reaching its peak in the 18th century; the church dates to 1150. Crediton was the seat of the Devon bishopric in the 10th century; it later moved to Exeter because of a Danish threat.

Names:
Crediton (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Chrietona (H,V,Old English,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Chritetona (H,V,Old English,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Critetone (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 Crediton (inhabited place)  ....................  Crediton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was an important early center
town (C)
episcopal see (H)  ............  of Devon and Cornwall from 909 until moved to Exeter in 1050

Sources and Contributors:
Chrietona..........  [VP]
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 80
Chritetona..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 80
Crediton..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 166
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 80
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 722
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 50
Critetone..........  [VP]
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 80
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 166
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 80
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 722
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2593573
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 50
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 80

 

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