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Gloucester is a city, district and county town of Gloucestershire in the South West region of England. Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border, and on the River Severn, approximately 32 miles north-east of Bristol, and 45 miles south-southwest of Birmingham. A cathedral city, capital of its county which was built on a flat spot of land, Gloucester is situated on the River Severn and the Bristol and Birmingham Railway.
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO8318
OS Settlement ClassificationCity
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityGloucestershire

Other names by which Gloucester has been known in the past

Barton St Michael ~ Caer Glow ~ Catherine St ~ Cilvum ~ Claudiocestria ~ Colonia Glavum ~ Glavecester ~ Gleavecester ~ Gleawancester ~ Gleawancester. Gleawecester ~ Gleawecester ~ Gleuvcester ~ Glevum ~ Glewcester ~ Glocester ~ Glocestertown ~ Gloucester and Bristol ~ Gloveria ~ Hamlet ~ Hamlet North ~ Hamlet South ~ North Hamlet ~ Pool Meadow ~ South Hamlet ~ St Catherine ~ Glouuescestre

Gloucester in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Barton St Michael, par., suburbs of Gloucester city, 500 ac., pop. 3338.

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