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ID: 7027406
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 05 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.0833  decimal degrees
Long: 001 05 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 1.0833  decimal degrees

Note: Hilltop village with a moated castle; now a suburb of Hythe; name is said to derive from the seaside woods at the base of its promontory; stronghold built here in 488 by Aesc, son of Hengist of Kent; Thomas à Becket's murderers supposedly plotted in the castle's great hall; castle restored in the 1930s; the best-preserved parts of the castle date to the time of William Courtenay, who became archbishop of Canterbury in 1390.

Names:
Saltwood (preferred,C,V)
Salteode (H,V)  ............ 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 Kent (county)  ................  Kent (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Saltwood (inhabited place)  ....................  Saltwood (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
village (C)
historic site (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Salteode..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 144
Saltwood..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 144
.................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 630
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 144
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 630
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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