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ID: 7017244
 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 36 48 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.6133  decimal degrees
Long: 002 57 32 W  degrees minutes   Long: -2.9589  decimal degrees

Note: Along with Chester and York, Caerleon was one of the three permanent legionary bases of Roman Britain in the 1st century CE. It is often identified as a possible site of Arthurian Camelot. Remains of the Roman ampitheater and fortifications are still visible. It was once part of Gloucestershire.

Names:
Caerleon (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Caerllion (C,V)
Carleion (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086
Castra Legionis (H,V)
Isca (H,V)  ............ ancient
Isca Silurum (H,V)
Legionum Urbs (H,V)

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 Wales (country)  ............  Wales (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Newport (unitary authority)  ................  Newport (unitary authority) (P)
Hierarchy of Caerleon (inhabited place)  ....................  Caerleon (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 Caerleon (inhabited place)  ............  Caerleon (inhabited place) (P,H)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  was a Roman base
town (C)
episcopal see (C)
fortification (H)  ............  was a Roman fort

Sources and Contributors:
Caerleon..........  [GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 140
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 115
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 37
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
Caerllion..........  [VP]
....................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 140
Carleion..........  [VP]
.................  Domesday Book (1985) 115
Castra Legionis..........  [VP]
.............................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 140
Isca..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
...........  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000)
...........  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8362
...........  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
...........  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 346
Isca Silurum..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 659-550
Legionum Urbs..........  [VP]
..........................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
Subject: .....  [GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 140; II, 140
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 115
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) VIII, 659-550
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8362
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2591506
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 37
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339; 346; 348
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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