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ID: 7017268
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 54 44 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 54.7333  decimal degrees
Long: 004 25 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -4.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Noted as one of the oldest Christian centers in Britain; St. Ninian built a small, whitewashed stone church here ca. 397 AD; monastery was constructed on the site ca. 1130; shrine to St. Ninian was popular royal pilgrimage site through 16th cen.

Names:
Whithorn (preferred,C,V,English,U)  ............ meaning "White House," referring to the original whitewashed stone church on the site
Whitehorn (NA,V,English,U)
Candida Casa (H,V)
Huitaern (H,V)  ............ Anglo-Saxon name

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 Scotland (country)  ............  Scotland (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Dumfries and Galloway (unitary authority)  ................  Dumfries and Galloway (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Whithorn (inhabited place)  ....................  Whithorn (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded ca. 397 AD by St. Ninian
town (C)
episcopal see (H)
monastic center (H)
pilgrimage center (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Candida Casa..........  [VP]
.......................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
Huitaern..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 638
Whitehorn..........  [VP]
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Whithorn..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) XII, 638
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 215
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) XII, 638
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 638
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2611627
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 215
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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