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ID: 7011704
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 16 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.2667  decimal degrees
Long: 000 31 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 0.5167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on banks of River Medway; one-time residence of Norman archbishops of Canterbury; the archbishop's palace is a 14th-cen. manor house; Gen. Fairfax took the town after a 5-hour seige during the Civil War; country's largest hop-producing center; industries include brewing, malting, paper and farm equipment; seat of assemblies and local county meetings since 13th cen.

Names:
Maidstone (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Maegdestane (H,V)  ............ used in 14th cen., probably meaning "the maidens' stone"
Maeidesstana (H,V)
Meddestane (H,V)  ............ recorded 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 Maidstone (inhabited place)  ....................  Maidstone (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a noted medieval center
city (C)
county seat (C)
administrative center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
agricultural center (C)
market center (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Maegdestane..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 311
Maeidesstana..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 311
Maidstone..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 148
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 704
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 119
....................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Meddestane..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 148
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 311
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 148
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VII, 704
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2602456
..................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 311
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 119
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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