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ID: 7011444
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 52 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.8667  decimal degrees
Long: 000 01 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 0.0167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the west bank of the River Ouse; it was a market center and important river port until Newhaven on the coast took prominence. The town grew around the 11th-century castle and priory, the ruins of which still dominate the town. Simon de Montfort defeated Henry III at the Battle of Lewes on May 14, 1264. Lewes is the site of 16th-century Barbican House, the home of Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII. Lewes is now the county seat of East Sussex. The nearby town of Glyndebourne is a world-famous opera center.

Names:
Lewes (preferred,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 East Sussex (county)  ................  East Sussex (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Lewes (inhabited place)  ....................  Lewes (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  developed around 11th-century castle and priory
town (C)
county seat (C)
market center (C)
cultural center (C)
battlefield (H)
river port (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Lewes..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
..............  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..............  Blue Guide: England (1980) 83
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 517
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 311
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 112
..............  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 83
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 517
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 311
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 112
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 12 July 2004

 

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