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ID: 7011953
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 42 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.7000  decimal degrees
Long: 003 32 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -3.5333  decimal degrees

Note: Located on the River Exe; center of an early British tribe, the Dumnonii, which was later taken over by the Romans; site of a Saxon monastery 680; stormed by Danes in 876 and 1003, Saxon King Athelstan in 926 and William the Conqueror in 1068; sided with Royalists during English Civil War; was wool center 10th-16th centuries; naval base heavily bombed during World War II; Bishop's Palace contains the Exeter Book of 950 and the Exon Domesday Book.

Names:
Exeter (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Escancestre (H,O)
Essecestra (H,V,Early Modern English,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Execestre (H,V,Early Modern English,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Exonia (H,V,Early Modern English,U,N)  ............ recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086
Isca Dumnoniorum (H,O)  ............ ancient Roman name

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 Devon (county)  ................  Devon (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Exeter (inhabited place)  ....................  Exeter (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 Exeter (inhabited place)  ............  Exeter (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first occupied by the ancient British Dumnonii tribe during Iron Age
city (C)
county seat (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  since 1050, when see of Devon & Cornwall was moved here from Crediton
manufacturing center (C)
port (C)
county (H)  ............  from 1537 until the reorganization of local government in 1974
regional capital (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Escancestre..........  [VP]
.......................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 160
Essecestra..........  [VP]
.......................  Domesday Book (1985) 80
Execestre..........  [VP]
....................  Domesday Book (1985) 80
Exeter..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
.................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 160
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 285-286
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 80
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 630
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 416
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 64
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Exonia..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 80
Isca Dumnoniorum..........  [VP]
.............................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 160
.............................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Bartholomew Gazetteer of Britain (1986)
..................  Blue Guide: England (1980) 160
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 285-286
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 80
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 630
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2595805
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979) 416
..................  Romano-British Placenames [online] (1999) accessed 16 August 2004
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 64
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014) accessed 3 August 2004

 

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