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ID: 7027370
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Leeds Castle (castle)  Leeds Castle (castle)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 15 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.2500  decimal degrees
Long: 000 37 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 0.6167  decimal degrees

Note: The site is set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of Kent, adjacent to the village of Leeds near Maidstone. The Saxon manor of Esledes was rebuilt and fortified by Robert de Crevecoeur, a lord of William the Conquero, in 1119. It has been home to royalty, lords, and ladies for over 1000 years. Today it is in private ownership and a tourist destination.

Names:
Leeds Castle (preferred,C,V,English,U,N)
Esledes (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 Kent (county)  ................  Kent (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Leeds Castle (castle)  ....................  Leeds Castle (castle) (P)

Place Types:
castle (preferred, C)
tourist center (C)
inhabited place (H)

Related geographic places:
near/adjacent to ....  Leeds .......... (inhabited place)
..............................  (World, Europe, United Kingdom, England, Kent) [7032136]

Sources and Contributors:
Esledes..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 148
.................  Leeds Castle online (2000-)
Leeds Castle..........  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Leeds Castle online (2000-) accessed 18 March 2008
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 148
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 417
..................  Leeds Castle online (2000-) accessed 18 March 2008
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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