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ID: 7011284
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 43 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.7167  decimal degrees
Long: 002 26 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.4333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on River Frome; once the Roman town of 'Durnovaria;' nearby remains include Roman ampitheater at Mambury Rings and prehistoric fort at Maiden Castle; site of Franciscan priory founded in 1331; was a cloth center in the 16th century; famous citizens include Thomas Hardy and the poet William Barnes; Judge Jeffreys held his Bloddy Assize here after Monmouth's Rebellion.

Names:
Dorchester (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Maiden Castle (C,V)
Dorecestra (H,V,Early Modern English,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Dorecestre (H,V,Early Modern English,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Durnovaria (H,O)  ............ ancient Roman name
Durnovarial (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 England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Dorset (county)  ................  Dorset (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Dorchester (inhabited place)  ....................  Dorchester (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 Dorchester (inhabited place)  ............  Dorchester (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Neolithic peoples ca. 2000 BCE
city (C)  ............  chartered in 1610
county seat (C)
manufacturing center (C)
market center (C)
prehistoric site (H)
ancient site (H)
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Dorchester..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 250
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 93
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 183
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 56
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Dorecestra..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 93
Dorecestre..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 93
Durnovaria..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 183
Durnovarial..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 250
Maiden Castle..........  [VP]
..........................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 250
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 93
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 183
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2594508
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 56
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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