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ID: 7011556
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 001 11 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 1.1833  decimal degrees

Note: Important cross-Channel passenger port; once a "limb" of the Cinque Port of Dover; was heavily bombed during World War II; birthplace of 17th-century physician, William Harvey, who discovered blood circulation; there are remains of a Roman villa at East Cliff but so-called 'Caesar's Camp' is Norman; the 13th-century parish church stands on the site of a 7th-century Saxon nunnery.

Names:
Folkestone (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Fulchestan (H,V)  ............ 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 Kent (county)  ................  Kent (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Folkestone (inhabited place)  ....................  Folkestone (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 Folkestone (inhabited place)  ............  Folkestone (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
town (C)
port (C)
resort center (C)
fishing spot (C)
ancient site (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Folkestone..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 67
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 147
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 863
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 67
Fulchestan..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 147
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000) accessed 5 August 2004
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 67
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 147
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 863
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2596358
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 67
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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