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ID: 7008508
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 003 01 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.0167  decimal degrees

Note: Located at confluence of the Gavenny and Usk rivers; was important early strategic center on route between Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons; fortified by Romans and Normans; attacked many times during the 11th-17th centuries.

Names:
Abergavenny (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Abergonium (H,O)
Gobanneum (H,O)
Gobannium (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 Wales (country)  ............  Wales (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Monmouthshire (unitary authority)  ................  Monmouthshire (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Abergavenny (inhabited place)  ....................  Abergavenny (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 Abergavenny (inhabited place)  ............  Abergavenny (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was important ancient center
town (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Abergavenny..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1970)
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Nagel's: Great Britain & Ireland (1974)
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 6
Abergonium..........  [VP]
.......................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 2
Gobanneum..........  [VP]
....................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
Gobannium..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 2
....................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 358
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1970)
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 2
..................  Nagel's: Great Britain & Ireland (1974)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2587774
..................  Orbis Latinus (1971) 2
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 358
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 6
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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