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ID: 7011908
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 53 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.8833  decimal degrees
Long: 000 31 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -0.5167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on north slopes of Chiltern Hills; there was a Roman settlement here, on Roman Watling Street; excavations carried out in 1967-1968 (on the site of the Dominican friary). The later town grew around Augustinian priory built by Henry I (ruled (1100-1135). Town was once known for its straw hat industry, now noted for automobile manufacturing plants and cement works; 500-acre Whipsnade Zoo opened in 1931 here.

Names:
Dunstable (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Durocobrivis (H,O)  ............ 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 Bedfordshire (county)  ................  Bedfordshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Dunstable (inhabited place)  ....................  Dunstable (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 Dunstable (inhabited place)  ............  Dunstable (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was noted medieval center
town (C)
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Dunstable..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
....................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 279
....................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
....................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 59
Durocobrivis..........  [VP]
.......................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 288
.......................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 279
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2594954
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 288
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 59
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 288

 

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