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ID: 7012034
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 41 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.6833  decimal degrees
Long: 002 39 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.6500  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises river valleys, low ridges and plains; remains include several Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age objects and a 1st-century Roman fortress; was long object of English-Welsh border disputes; large iron-producing area since Industrial Revolution; the world's first cast-iron bridge was built at Ironbridge in 1779; the area is now mainly agricultural. The rapidly developing area around Telford new town became an independent unitary authority (Telford and Wrekin) in 1998.

Names:
Shropshire (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Shrops (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
SAL (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
County of Shropshire (NA,V,English,U)
Shropshire, County of (NA,V,English,U)
UKL6 (NA,V,FIPS,English,U)
Salop (H,V,English,U)  ............ 1974-1980
Sciropescire (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086 in the Domesday Book

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 Shropshire (county)  ................  Shropshire (county) (P)

Place Types:
county (preferred, C)  ............  established 1974
second level subdivision (C)
agricultural land (C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
County of Shropshire..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
SAL..........  [VP]
...........  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002).
Salop..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 172
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1058
Sciropescire..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
Shrops..........  [VP]
.................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
.................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
.................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Shropshire..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 769
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 182
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Shropshire, County of..........  [VP]
......................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
UKL6..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002).
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) X, 769
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xviii
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2606991
..................  Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 172; 182
..................  UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [online] (1997-1998) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1058
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Macmillan Encyclopedia 2001 (2000)

 

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