Name a Valid English City

For each category, name any valid English city which fits.
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
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Name an English city that:
Valid answers
Begins with P
Peterborough | Plymouth | Portsmouth | Preston
Ends in CHESTER
Chester | Chichester | Manchester | Winchester
Ends in S
Leeds | St Albans | Wells
Is ranked in the top 5 most dangerous cities to live
(2018 poll, Crime+Investigation)
Birmingham | Leicester | London | Manchester | Sheffield
Is in a county that borders Wales
Chester | Gloucester | Hereford
Is in a county that borders Scotland
Carlisle
Has a coastline
Brighton & Hove | Bristol | Kingston-upon-Hull | Liverpool |
Plymouth | Portsmouth | Southampton | Sunderland
Has a population greater than 150,000 but has never
had a football club compete in the Premier League
Bristol | Chelmsford | Oxford | Peterborough |
Plymouth | Salford | Wakefield | Westminster | York
Has hosted the Commonwealth Games
London | Manchester
Has a population of below 150,000 but does
not have a cathedral
Cambridge | Lancaster | Preston
Does not have a mainline railway station
Ripon | Wells
Is East of London
Cambridge | Canterbury | Chelmsford | Ely | Norwich
Has a population of below 20,000
City of London | Ripon | Truro | Wells
Is north of London, but south of Cambridge
Chelmsford | Gloucester | Hereford | Oxford |
St Albans | Worcester
Was granted city status post-1999
Brighton & Hove | Chelmsford | Preston | Wolverhampton
Has been a city since "time immemorial",
other than London
Canterbury | Durham | Exeter | Hereford |
Lichfield | Wells | Winchester | Worcester | York
On the River Severn
Gloucester | Worcester
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Level 47
Mar 16, 2020
Great idea for a quiz, thank you

As a Cardiff City fan I hate to give Bristol

city credit but they’ve been in the top division of English football

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Level 47
Mar 16, 2020
Thanks a lot mate! Yeah the top division they have, but the question referred to the Premier League.
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Level 75
Mar 31, 2020
Good quiz

You have an additional R in River SeRvern

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Level 89
Mar 31, 2020
good catch. i read right past that.
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
Fixed the spelling.
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Level 28
Mar 31, 2020
Good quiz, thank you - but the very Welsh Bangor has crept in as one of the answers
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
My mistake. I added that question. Now fixed.
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Level 71
Mar 31, 2020
The estuary of the River Severn flows several miles to the west of Bristol and doesn't pass through the city boundary at any point. Bristol actually sits on the River Avon (and the smaller Frome). Looking at the answers they are all officially English cities apart from Shrewsbury (which is a town), and Bangor, which is in Wales. Good quiz though!
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
Fixed, thanks!
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Level 77
Mar 31, 2020
Has a population of below 150,000 but does not have a cathedral

Shouldn't that say "and" not "but?" What is remarkable about smaller cities not having cathedrals?

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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
Presumably, it would be rare for a smaller settlement to be named a city unless it had a cathedral.
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2020
Yep this is right. The only reason Truro, Ripon and Wells are cities (despite their tiny populations) is because they've got cathedrals.
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Level 49
Mar 31, 2020
Nice quiz!

Could you also have 'Bath' for cities under 150,000 population without a cathedral (it has an abbey)? And also Bath for 'a city since time immemorial'? It's got the Roman Baths at least :)

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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
@LCstfc01 can you weigh in on the Cathedral question? The Abbey has been the seat of a bishop in the past, which is why I think it was excluded.

According to Wikipedia, Bath has only been an official city since 1090, but obviously the settlement goes back to Roman times.

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Level 77
Apr 1, 2020
Apparently CoE is quite strict with the usage of cathedral, like Catholics. Cathedral is only a seat of a diocese, so Bath Abbey (actually parish church) is only a former i.e. not current cathedral.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_former_cathedrals_in_Great_Britain

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Level ∞
Apr 1, 2020
Okay, Bath has been removed.
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Level 70
Apr 1, 2020
My 14 year old got 100%. I thought he did very Wells.
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Level 72
Jun 16, 2020
good job he Preston
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Level 46
Jun 16, 2020
Did you Durham to do the quiz?
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Level 62
Apr 1, 2020
Lancaster has a Cathedral
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Level ∞
Apr 1, 2020
This has been added, thanks.
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Level 67
Jun 15, 2020
I suggest you add 'Anglican' to the question and reinstate Lancaster as an answer. It's literally true that Lancaster has a cathedral but pragmatically misleading for an English person, and it wouldn't normally appear in a list of English cathedral cities.
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Level 36
Apr 1, 2020
good quiz couldn't get one damn
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Level 78
Apr 1, 2020
Ugh. Started off so well. 7 of the first 9. Then crashed & burned. Knowledge of Premier League clubs was not particularly useful down the stretch here. Gloucester Albion and Canterbury United would've been helpful. :-(
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2020
City of London has less than 20,000 people...? Surprised to say the least. Perhaps I’m not entirely sure what City of London is.
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2020
Yeah City of London refers only to a small part of London, basically the historic and banking part (I think).
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Level 76
Apr 3, 2020
Correct - literally the square mile, containing St Paul's, amongst others
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Level 56
Apr 1, 2020
Growing up in Wells definitely helped with this
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Level 71
Apr 6, 2020
Slough.
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Level 47
Apr 8, 2020
Slough is a town
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Level 67
Apr 11, 2020
There is not english city called "London"! And I doubt that the "City of London" is one of the most dangerous cities to live and that the Commonwealth Games have been hosted by/in the "City of London". Both is rather true for the habitated "suburbs" of the cities of London and Westminster.
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Level 73
Jun 15, 2020
That is absolutely incorrect. London is a city, the City of London and Westminster are cities within London.

It's like saying "The UK is not a country, because England, Wales etc. are countries".

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Level 47
Apr 19, 2020
I tried typing Scarborough for city with a coastline so many times but I guess it's a town huh ^^
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Level 47
Apr 19, 2020
Yeah Scarborough is a town unfortunately
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Level 43
May 2, 2020
Does Bristol not have a coastline?
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Level 47
May 2, 2020
I wasn't sure about Bristol. Obviously the Bristol county has a coastline but I wasn't sure if the actual city of Bristol fell on the coast.
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Level 71
Jun 16, 2020
The City and County of Bristol are one and the same thing with the same boundary, so even though the main city centre is well away from the Bristol Channel, technically it does have a coastline.
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Level 80
Jun 15, 2020
Wolverhampton was granted city status in 2000, along with Brighton (and Inverness).
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Level 70
Jun 15, 2020
Ah yes, the famous English city of Inverness.
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Level 63
Jun 15, 2020
Yes, I would agree with the first part. Wolverhampton was granted city status in 2000.
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Level 47
Jun 15, 2020
ah yes I've added it thanks a lot
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Level 61
Jun 15, 2020
Extremely disappointed as Coventry doesn't appear here once but I'm surprised it didn't come in the top 5 dangerous cities in the UK.
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Level 65
Jun 15, 2020
Carlisle! That was killing me. My buddy and I took the train last year from London to Glasgow. Something went wrong and they had us all depart for a few hours in Carlisle. Couldn't remember the name for the life of me, but we had a fun jaunt around town there.
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Level 53
Jun 15, 2020
"Has a population greater than 150,000 but has never

had a football club compete in the Premier League" accepts Canterbury as an answer, but Canterbury's population falls far short of the mark, being around 55,000 in the 2011 census. It hasn't grown threefold in the last decade!

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Level 47
Jun 16, 2020
Changed. Thanks for letting me know
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Level 43
Jun 17, 2020
Nice quiz! Thank you. I think your list of "time immemorial" cities needs to be a bit longer perhaps - according to the Home Office (according to Wikipedia) it also includes Chichester and, er, some others.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_status_in_the_United_Kingdom, under "city status conferment"

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Level 44
Jun 18, 2020
Pretty sure Glasgow have hosted the commonwealth games too
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Level 47
Jun 18, 2020
Yes it has but this is ENGLISH cities
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Level 56
Jun 23, 2020
Colchester would fit more than one of the questions.
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Level 47
Jun 24, 2020
Colchester is a town so is not featured
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Level 77
Sep 10, 2020
Interesting, I didn't realise Cambridge didn't have a cathedral... not something I would have expected at all, considering how few cities are on that list