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ID: 7011620
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 26 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.4333  decimal degrees
Long: 000 19 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 0.3167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the River Thames; site of Barnsfield Pit, where the earliest fossilized human remains in Britain were found; the old parish church here has a Saxon tower.

Names:
Swanscombe (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Suanescamp (H,V)
Suanescomp (H,V)  ............ used in 12th cen., meaning the camp (pasture) of the swain (swineherd)
Suinescamp (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086
Svinescamp (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 Kent (county)  ................  Kent (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Swanscombe (inhabited place)  ....................  Swanscombe (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was site of early man ca. 600,000-14,000 years ago; later developed as a medieval center
village (C)
archaeological site (C)
industrial center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Suanescamp..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 455
Suanescomp..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 455
Suinescamp..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 149
Svinescamp..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 455
Swanscombe..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986) 657
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 149
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-170
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986) 657
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 149
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2609219
..................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 455
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-170
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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