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ID: 7010696
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 32 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.5333  decimal degrees
Long: 001 07 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.1167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the River Don on the site of the Roman fort Danum. It grew as a market town in Middle Ages, as railway center in the 19th century, and as a service center for mining communities in the 20th century. Known for its butterscotch. A mansion house by James Paine (1745-1748) is one of country's finest and is noted for its ballroom. Doncaster is the site of the annual St. Leger horse race.

Names:
Doncaster (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Doncaster (British English-P,U,N)
Danum (H,O,Ancient Latin,U,N)  ............ ancient Roman fort name
Donecastre (H,V,Early Modern English-P,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book 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 South Yorkshire (county)  ................  South Yorkshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Doncaster (unitary authority)  ....................  Doncaster (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Doncaster (inhabited place)  ........................  Doncaster (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 Doncaster (inhabited place)  ............  Doncaster (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a Roman station, medieval town was chartered in 1194
town (C)
market center (C)
agricultural center (C)
transportation center (C)
fort (H)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Danum..........  [VP]
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VI, 173
..............  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
Doncaster..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
....................  Buildings: Yorkshire, W Riding (1967)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 173
....................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 226
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 56
Donecastre..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 315
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Buildings: Yorkshire, W Riding (1967)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 315
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 173; VI, 173
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 226
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2594486
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 56
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 315

 

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