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ID: 7011961
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Dorset (county)  Dorset (county)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 45 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.7500  decimal degrees
Long: 002 20 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.3333  decimal degrees

Note: Settled by Neolithic peoples from France 2000 BCE; evidence of Beaker people 1800 BCE and Romans until 5th century; formed core of Saxon kingdom of Wessex ca. 495 and called Wessex in Thomas Hardy novels; site of Tolpuddle martyrs cry for organized labor in the 19th century.

Names:
Dorset (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Dorsetshire (C,V,English,U)
DOR (C,V)
County of Dorset (NA,V,English,U)
Dorset, County of (NA,V,English,U)
UKD6 (NA,V,FIPS,English,U)

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 Dorset (county)  ................  Dorset (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)
second level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
County of Dorset..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
DOR..........  [VP]
...........  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Dorset..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 250
.................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 188
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 57
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Dorset, County of..........  [VP]
................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Dorsetshire..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.......................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
UKD6..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 250
..................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 188
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2594530
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 57
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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