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ID: 7011586
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 23 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.3833  decimal degrees
Long: 000 31 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 0.5167  decimal degrees

Note: On the River Medway; first used as Royal Navy dockyard by Henry VIII 16th cen.; ships for the Spanish Armada built here; country's chief naval base from time of Charles II until closure early 1980s; site Dutch naval raid 1667; Lord Nelson's flagship "Trafalgar" built here; Sir Francis Drake & Lord Nelson sailed from here; Charles Dickens spent some of his childhood here when his father was a dockyard pay clerk.

Names:
Chatham (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Ceteham (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086
Chetham (H,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 Medway (unitary authority)  ................  Medway (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Chatham (inhabited place)  ....................  Chatham (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
port (C)
manufacturing center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Ceteham..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 146
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 138
Chatham..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Blue Guide (1923-)
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 46-47
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 175
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 146
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 138-139
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 43
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Chetham..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 175
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide (1923-)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 46-47
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 175
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 146
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 138; III, 138-139
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2592300
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 43
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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