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ID: 7012045
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 12 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.2000  decimal degrees
Long: 002 55 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.9167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the River Dee; Roman camp of Deva; amphitheatre and ramparts remain; after Romans departed ca. 380, occupied by Danes and Saxons; important under Mercian kings in the 10th century; last town to surrender to William the Conqueror in 1070; medieval galleried streets; Tudor houses; a cathedral and castle; port was important 13th-14th centuries but declined with growth of Liverpool.

Names:
Chester (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Caerleon (H,O)
Castra Devana (H,O)
Castra Legionium (H,O)
Ceaster (H,O)
Cestre (H,V,Early Modern English-P,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Deva (H,O)  ............ ancient
Devana Castra (H,O)
Deva Victrix (H,O)
Legaceaster (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 Cheshire (county)  ................  Cheshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Chester (inhabited place)  ....................  Chester (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
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 Mercia (historical region)  ................  Mercia (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Chester (inhabited place)  ....................  Chester (inhabited place)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire)  ....  Roman Empire (former nation/state/empire) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Britannia (province)  ........  Britannia (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Chester (inhabited place)  ............  Chester (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  occupied by Roman soldiers ca. 60
city (C)  ............  first chartered in 1176
county seat (C)
commercial center (C)
industrial center (C)
port (C)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Caerleon..........  [VP]
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 374
Castra Devana..........  [VP]
..........................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 374
Castra Legionium..........  [VP]
.............................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 374
Ceaster..........  [VP]
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 374
Cestre..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 52
Chester..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 52
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 44
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Deva..........  [VP]
...........  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000)
...........  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 11346
...........  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 342
Devana Castra..........  [VP]
..........................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 11346
Deva Victrix..........  [VP]
.......................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 11346
Legaceaster..........  [VP]
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 374
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 374
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 52
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 11346
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2592377
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 44
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 342
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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