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ID: 7011918
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 26 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.4333  decimal degrees
Long: 001 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Located at junction of rivers Thames & Kennet; site of Iron Age, Roman, & Saxon settlements; Benedictine abbey founded here by Henry I 1112; from 12th-16th cen., suffered from power struggles between abbey & merchant's guild & during 17th-cen. Civil War; Oscar Wilde was imprisoned here 1895-97 inspiring his "Ballad of Reading Gaol"; industries include brewing & printing.

Names:
Reading (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Radinges (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086
Reddinges (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086
Redinges (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 Reading (unitary authority)  ................  Reading (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Reading (inhabited place)  ....................  Reading (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled as a Danish encampment ca. 871
town (C)
industrial center (C)
agricultural center (C)
county seat (H)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Radinges..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 37
Reading..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 772
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 37
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 970
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 163
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Reddinges..........  [VP]
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 37
Redinges..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 37
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 772
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 37
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 970
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2606065
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 163
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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