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ID: 7008430
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 39 22 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.6561  decimal degrees
Long: 003 48 08 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.8022  decimal degrees

Note: Located on Neath River; Roman fort discovered in 1949; ruins of 12th-century Neath Abbey and castle of Richard de Granville are outside city; copper-smelting works was built in 1584; large petrochemical industry grew after World War II; today is also site of shopping and service industry.

Names:
Neath (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Castell-Nedd (C,V)
Castell-nedd (NA,V,English,U)
Nidum (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 Wales (country)  ............  Wales (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Neath and Port Talbot (unitary authority)  ................  Neath and Port Talbot (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Neath (inhabited place)  ....................  Neath (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 Neath (inhabited place)  ............  Neath (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  site of a Roman fort built ca. 75 CE
town (C)
industrial center (C)
mining center (C)
fort (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Castell-Nedd..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 574
Castell-nedd..........  [VP]
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Neath..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..............  Blue Guide: Wales (1979) 288
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 574
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Nidum..........  [VP]
..............  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 624
..............  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 17 August 2004
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: Wales (1979) 288
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 574
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2603796
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 624
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 17 August 2004
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 624

 

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