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ID: 7011128
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 50 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.8333  decimal degrees
Long: 002 15 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.2500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the site of Roman town of Glevum; center for leather and cloth trade from 12th-16th centuries; Perpendicular style cathedral, begun in 1089, contains grave of Edward II; world's first Sunday school was founded here by Robert Raikes in 1780; the New Inn is a 15th-century pilgrims' hostel; William I commissioned the 'Domesday' survey here at his Christmas council of 1085.

Names:
Gloucester (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Caer Glou (H,V)
Gleawe-Caestre (H,V)
Glevum (H,V)  ............ ancient
Glouuecestre (H,V)  ............ 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 Gloucestershire (county)  ................  Gloucestershire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Gloucester (inhabited place)  ....................  Gloucester (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
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 Mercia (historical region)  ................  Mercia (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Gloucester (inhabited place)  ....................  Gloucester (inhabited place)
 
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 Gloucester (inhabited place)  ............  Gloucester (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by emperor Nerva ca. 96-98 CE
city (C)  ............  given city status in 1605
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  established in 1541, after Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries
capital (H)  ............  of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, after foundation of Abbey of St. Peter by King Osric of Northumbria in 681
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Caer Glou..........  [VP]
....................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 296
Gleawe-Caestre..........  [VP]
.............................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Glevum..........  [VP]
.................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000) accessed 5 August 2004
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 344
Gloucester..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 296
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 339
.......................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 113
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 306
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 74
.......................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
Glouuecestre..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 113
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000) accessed 5 August 2004
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 296
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 339
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 113
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) V, 306
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2597215
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 74
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 344
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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