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ID: 7011375
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 01 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.0167  decimal degrees
Long: 001 19 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.3167  decimal degrees

Note: Ruled by many Saxon and Danish kings from the 7th to the 11th century; William the Conqueror, crowned here 1066, made city joint capital with London; cloth trade center 7th-12th centuries; burned during reign of King Stephen (1135-1154); famous for its 11th-/14th-century cathedral.

Names:
Winchester (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Caer Gewnt (H,O)
Venta Belgarum (H,O)  ............ Roman name
Wintaceaster (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 Hampshire (county)  ................  Hampshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Winchester (inhabited place)  ....................  Winchester (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 Winchester (inhabited place)  ............  Winchester (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled during Saxon times
city (C)
county seat (C)
market center (C)
educational center (C)
episcopal see (C)
capital (H)  ............  of the Saxon kingdom of Wessex from 519 until ca. 11th cen.
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Caer Gewnt..........  [VP]
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980)
Venta Belgarum..........  [VP]
.............................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 113
.............................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 20 September 2004
Winchester..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.......................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 113
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1021-1022
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 694
.......................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 216
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Wintaceaster..........  [VP]
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 113
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 113
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1021-1022
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 694
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2611813
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 20 September 2004
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 216
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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