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ID: 7030380
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Alchester (deserted settlement)  Alchester (deserted settlement)

Coordinates:
Lat: 51 52 08 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 51.8680  decimal degrees
Long: 001 09 09 W  degrees minutes   Long: -1.1520  decimal degrees

Note: A Roman walled town 17 km northeast of Oxford at the point where the Roman Akeman Street was joined by a branch road from Watling Street. The Roman occupation began in the Claudian period, probably as a fort; ther is also evidence of an Iron Age settlement close to the later Roman town. The settlement was deserted after the 5th century CE.

Names:
Alchester (preferred,C,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 England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Oxfordshire (county)  ................  Oxfordshire (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Alchester (deserted settlement)  ....................  Alchester (deserted settlement) (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 Alchester (deserted settlement)  ............  Alchester (deserted settlement) (P,H)

Place Types:
deserted settlement (preferred, C)
ruins (C)
ancient site (C)
inhabited place (H)
town (H)
fortified settlement (H)
fort (H)
Romano-British (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Alchester..........  [VP Preferred]
....................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 10
....................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 34
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 10
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 34
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1976) 34

 

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