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ID: 7011554
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 08 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.1333  decimal degrees
Long: 001 18 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 1.3000  decimal degrees

Note: Country's most important seaport; located in valley famous for its white chalk cliffs; was hub of Roman roads in the 4th century; 40 foot-high remains of Roman lighthouse here; one of Cinque Ports under Saxons in the 11th century; Saxon church of St. Mary in Castro here; 12th-century Dover Castle is built on the site of an early Norman castle; expanded under Norman kings in the 12th century; sacked by French in 1295; heavily bombed during World War II.

Names:
Dover (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Douvres (C,O)
Dovera (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Dovere (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Dubra (H,O)
Dubrae (H,O)
Dubris (H,O)  ............ ancient
Dubris Portis (H,O)
Dubris Portus (H,O)
Dwyr (H,O)

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 Kent (county)  ................  Kent (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Dover (inhabited place)  ....................  Dover (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Britannia (province)  ........  Britannia (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Dover (inhabited place)  ............  Dover (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Iron Age
city (C)
port (C)
transportation center (C)
industrial center (C)
ancient site (C)
fort (H)  ............  Roman fort lies beneath the modern city

Sources and Contributors:
Douvres..........  [VP]
.................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-49
Dover..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Blue Guide: England (1980) 70\71
..............  Domesday Book (1985) 147
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 201
..............  Nagel's: Great Britain & Ireland (1974)
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 57
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Dovera..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 147
Dovere..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 147
Dubra..........  [VP]
..............  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Dubrae..........  [VP]
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 70
Dubris..........  [VP]
.................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 15043
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 341
Dubris Portis..........  [VP]
..........................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 251
Dubris Portus..........  [VP]
..........................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Dwyr..........  [VP]
...........  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 70; 70\71
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 251
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 147
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 201
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 15043
..................  Nagel's: Great Britain & Ireland (1974)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2594561
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1989) I-49
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 57
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1989) 341
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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