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ID: 7011262
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 00 26 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.0072  decimal degrees
Long: 002 40 42 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.6783  decimal degrees

Note: A royal mint was established here in the 10th century and remained in operation until Henry II's reign (1154-1189). The town's royal charter dates from the 12th century. It was the county town (seat) of Somerset from the 14th to the 19th century. Of the medieval town's seven parish churches, only St. Mary Major remains. The population as of 1991 was 1,733.

Names:
Ilchester (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Lindinis (H,V)  ............ 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 England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Somerset (county)  ................  Somerset (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Ilchester (inhabited place)  ....................  Ilchester (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 Ilchester (inhabited place)  ............  Ilchester (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
county seat (H)  ............  county seat of Somerset, 14th-19th centuries
capital (H)  ............  the northern tribal capital of the Durotriges, an early British people

Sources and Contributors:
Ilchester..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 4 August 2004
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 88
Lindinis..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 4 August 2004
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 4 August 2004
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2599346
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 88
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 4 August 2004

 

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