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ID: 7012905
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 23 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.3833  decimal degrees
Long: 002 36 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.6000  decimal degrees

Note: Near River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal; before 1974 most of area was in Lancashire, afterwards in Cheshire; Roman settlement founded in the 1st century; Saxons moved town from the south to the north of the river; St. Elphin founded church in the 7th century; Medieval market center; Warrington Academy was one of Europe's main centers of learning 1757-1786; economy now based on sawmills, breweries, printers, and clothing; Romans established what may have been Britain's earlist glass furnace.

Names:
Warrington (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Veratinum (H,O)  ............ Roman name, 1st-4th centuries CE
Walintune (H,V)  ............ Norman name recorded 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 Warrington (unitary authority)  ................  Warrington (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Warrington (inhabited place)  ....................  Warrington (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
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 Warrington (inhabited place)  ............  Warrington (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
city (C)
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
administrative center (C)  ............  administrative headquarters of unitary authority since 1998
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Veratinum..........  [VP]
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 153
Walintune..........  [VP]
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 153
Warrington..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Avery Index, 5th Supplement (1984-1985)
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 153
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 501
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 213
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Avery Index, 5th Supplement (1984-1985)
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 153
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 501
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2610930
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 213
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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