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ID: 7011676
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Royal Tunbridge Wells (inhabited place)  Royal Tunbridge Wells (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 08 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.1333  decimal degrees
Long: 000 17 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 0.2833  decimal degrees

Note: Town grew as spa under royal patronage in the 17th century and was popularized by dandy Richard Nash; expanded further with railways in 19th century; developed as a shopping center and center for light industry after WW II.

Names:
Royal Tunbridge Wells (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Tunbridge Wells (C,V,English,U)
Turnbridge Wells (NA,V,English,U)
Tonbridge (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 Royal Tunbridge Wells (inhabited place)  ....................  Royal Tunbridge Wells (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  medicinal springs are said to have been discovered by James I
town (C)
resort center (C)
commercial center (C)
administrative center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Royal Tunbridge Wells..........  [VP Preferred]
......................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 37
......................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
......................................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 168
Tonbridge..........  [VP]
....................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 482
Tunbridge Wells..........  [BHA, VP]
.............................  Baedekers: Great Britain (1966)
.............................  Blue Guide: England (1980)
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Turnbridge Wells..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Baedekers: Great Britain (1966)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 37
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2606622
..................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 482
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 168
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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