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ID: 7012190
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 24 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.4000  decimal degrees
Long: 000 16 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 0.2667  decimal degrees

Note: Small cathedral city on high fenland; Saxons took their last stand against the Normans here; Etheldreda, daughter of the king of the E. Angles, founded a monastery here in 673; sacked by Danes in 870; rebuilt in the 12th century as an abbey and made a cathedral in 1109 when the diocese of Ely was created; famous octagonal tower completed in 1342.

Names:
Ely (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Eli (H,V,Old English-P,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086

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 Cambridgeshire (county)  ................  Cambridgeshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Ely (inhabited place)  ....................  Ely (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)

Sources and Contributors:
Eli..........  [VP]
...........  Domesday Book (1985) 47
Ely..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
...........  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
...........  Domesday Book (1985) 47
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 62
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 47
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2595589
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 62
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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