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ID: 7011929
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 38 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.6333  decimal degrees
Long: 001 10 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Small village once an Iron Age settlement, later an important Roman station and Saxon town. Cathedral city of Wessex 634-705 and of Mercia 869-1072. 13th-century abbey church here shows transition from Norman to Decorated style.

Names:
Dorchester (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Dorchester-on-Thames (C,V)
Dorchecestre (H,V)
Dorchestre (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Dorcic (H,V)  ............ probably meaning "a bright, splendid place," to which the Old English "ceaster" ("Roman station") was added
Dorciccaestrae (H,V)
Dorkecestr (H,V)
Dorkecestre (H,V)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Dorocine (H,V)  ............ Roman camp name

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 Oxfordshire (county)  ................  Oxfordshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Dorchester (inhabited place)  ....................  Dorchester (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a Roman station
town (C)
episcopal see (H)  ............  from 7th-11th century

Sources and Contributors:
Dorchecestre..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 148
Dorchester..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Blue Guide (1923-)
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 257
.......................  Buildings: Oxfordshire (1974) 576
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 250
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 56
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Dorchester-on-Thames..........  [BHA]
...................................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
Dorchestre..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 216
Dorcic..........  [VP]
.................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 148
Dorciccaestrae..........  [VP]
.............................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 148
Dorkecestr..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 148
Dorkecestre..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 216
Dorocine..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 217
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  BHA, Authority file (1973-)
..................  Blue Guide (1923-)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 257
..................  Buildings: Oxfordshire (1974) 576
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 250
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 216; 217
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2594509
..................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 148
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 56
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 216

 

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