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ID: 4001487
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 55 04 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 55.0667  decimal degrees
Long: 002 41 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.6833  decimal degrees

Note: Was an outpost fort for the Romans, located seven miles northwest of Banks.

Names:
Bewcastle (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Bothecastell (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1327
Bothecaster (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1272
Buchecastre (H,V)  ............ recorded ca. 1180, possibly originally meaning "old fort used as a shelter for sheep" or from the Saxon personal name "Bueth"
Buecastle (H,V)
Fanum Cocidii (H,O)  ............ Roman
Fanumcocium (H,O)  ............ Roman

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 Cumbria (county)  ................  Cumbria (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Bewcastle (inhabited place)  ....................  Bewcastle (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 Bewcastle (inhabited place)  ............  Bewcastle (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a Roman camp, an outpost beyond Hadrian's Wall
town (C)
fort (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Bewcastle..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1987) 68
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1985)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 27
Bothecastell..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 40
Bothecaster..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 40
Buchecastre..........  [VP]
.......................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 40
Buecastle..........  [VP]
....................  Bewcastle (1996) accessed 02/05/2001
Fanum Cocidii..........  [VP]
..........................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000) accessed 5 February 2001
Fanumcocium..........  [VP]
.......................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000) accessed 5 February 2001
..................  Bewcastle (1996) accessed 5 February 2001; accessed 02/05/2001
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1987) 68
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2589809
..................  Oxford: English Place Names (1960) 40
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 27
..................  Wacher, Roman Britain (1998) 312
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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