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ID: 7011944
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 40 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.6667  decimal degrees
Long: 001 17 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.2833  decimal degrees

Note: Located at confluence of Thames & Ock rivers; was site of wealthy Benedictine abbey founded ca. 675; flourished as famed medieval seat of learning; abbey was dissolved in 1538, though its churches remain.

Names:
Abingdon (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Abingdon-on-Thames (C,V,English,U)
Abbendun (H,V)
Abbentonia (H,O)
Abindonia (H,V)
Abingdonensis (H,O)
Abintonia (H,O)
Aebbanduna (H,O)

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 Abingdon (inhabited place)  ....................  Abingdon (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  developed as Benedictine abbey; town was chartered in 1556
town (C)
monastic center (H)  ............  flourished 7th-16th cen.

Sources and Contributors:
Abbendun..........  [VP]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 3
Abbentonia..........  [VP]
.......................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 1
Abindonia..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 3
Abingdon..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Abingdonensis..........  [VP]
..........................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 1
Abingdon-on-Thames..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Abintonia..........  [VP]
....................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 1
Aebbanduna..........  [VP]
.......................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 1
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 3
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2587809
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 1
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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