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ID: 7018934
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of City of Westminster (borough)  City of Westminster (borough)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 000 10 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -0.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Inner borough of central Greater London, located on the north bank of the River Thames between Kensington and the City of London. Westminster encompasses many of London's famous structures and parks including the royal residence of Buckingham Palace, 16th-century St. James's Palace, Marlborough House, and Westminster Hall (1097-1401), the only surviving part of the Palace of Westminster built by William II. The Houses of Parliament with Big Ben, Whitehall, Downing Street (homes of the prime minister at number 10 and the chancellor of the Exchequer at number 11) are likewise found here. Also here are Green Park, St. James's Park, and Hyde Park (with the Albert Memorial (1876) opposite the Royal Albert Hall (1871). Trafalgar Square is home to the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, and the church of St. Martin in the Fields (designed by James Gibb, 1722-24). The Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St. Margaret's Church are a World Heritage site. This area was the site of battles between Parliament & Charles I during English Civil War (1642-1645). The abbey was first built by the first bishop of London, Mellitus, in 616; the current abbey dates from 1245 and is built on the site of the Saxon church.

Names:
City of Westminster (preferred,C,V,English,U)
City of Westminster (British English-P,U,N)
Westminster (NA,V,English,U)
Westminster, City of (NA,V,English,U)
City and London Borough of Westminster (NA,V,English,U)
UKP5 (NA,V,FIPS,English,U)
Westminster, City and London Borough of (NA,V,English,U)
Aecclesia Sancti Petri Westmonasterii (H,V)

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 Greater London (metropolitan area)  ................  Greater London (metropolitan area) (P)
Hierarchy of London (inhabited place)  ....................  London (inhabited place) (P)
Hierarchy of City of Westminster (borough)  ........................  City of Westminster (borough) (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 Middlesex (former administrative division)  ................  Middlesex (former administrative division) (P)
Hierarchy of City of Westminster (borough)  ....................  City of Westminster (borough) (P)

Place Types:
borough (preferred, C)  ............  since 1965
unitary authority (C)  ............  has had unitary powers since 1996
third level subdivision (C)
inhabited place (C)
regional capital (C)
neighborhood (C)
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Aecclesia Sancti Petri Westmonasterii..........  [VP]
..............................................................  Domesday Book (1985) 181
City and London Borough of Westminster..........  [VP]
.................................................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
City of Westminster..........  [VP Preferred]
...................................  Hutchinson Family Encyclopedia Online accessed 12/01
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
UKP5..........  [VP]
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Westminster..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Westminster, City and London Borough of..........  [VP]
.................................................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Westminster, City of..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 181
..................  Hutchinson Family Encyclopedia Online accessed 12/01
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2611328; 6077660
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 181
..........  Hutchinson Family Encyclopedia Online accessed 12/01

 

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