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ID: 7008513
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 42 09 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.7025  decimal degrees
Long: 002 54 15 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.9042  decimal degrees

Note: There was a Roman Claudian legionary fortress here, founded ca. 55 CE, 18 km from the estuary of the river Usk. Demolished and rebuilt by a smaller fort ca. 75 CE that was in turn dismantled in the early 2nd century when an extensive civil settlement developed and continued into the 4th century. During this later period, it became a center of iron production.

Names:
Usk (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Brynbuga (NA,V,English,U)
Burrium (H,O)

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 Usk (inhabited place)  ....................  Usk (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 Usk (inhabited place)  ............  Usk (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
fort (H)
Romano-British (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Brynbuga..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Burrium..........  [VP]
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 173
Usk..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
...........  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...........  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 173
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 205
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2610614
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 173
..................  Salway, Roman Britain (1991) map 6
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 205
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 173
..........  Salway, Roman Britain (1991) 90

 

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