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ID: 7012288
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Middlesex (former administrative division)  Middlesex (former administrative division)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 000 25 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -0.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Ancient former county in southeastern England centered around River Thames. It was bounded by the Thames to the south and by its tributaries the Lea to the east and the Colne to the west; to the north was Hertfordshire. In 1965 it was divided between Hertfordshire, Surrey, and Greater London, with most being incorporated into Greater London. The area was inhabited by traders and settlers since Iron Age ca. 500 BCE, Saxons and Romans; population has been declining since late 19th century.

Names:
Middlesex (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Middx (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
MDX (C,V)  ............ abbreviation
Middelseaxan (H,V)  ............ recorded in 704
Midelsexe (H,V)  ............ 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 Middlesex (former administrative division)  ................  Middlesex (former administrative division) (P)

Place Types:
former administrative division (preferred, C)
general region (C)
county (H)  ............  until 1965
shire (H)  ............  from the 10th century
administrative division (C)

Sources and Contributors:
MDX..........  [VP]
...........  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Middelseaxan..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
Middlesex..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 8:110
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Stroud, Sir John Soane (1984)
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Middx..........  [VP]
..............  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..............  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Midelsexe..........  [VP]
....................  Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
..................  Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1976)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 110; 8:110
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2603031
..................  Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
..................  Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
..................  Stroud, Sir John Soane (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 177
..........  Oxford English Reference Dictionary (1996)

 

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