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Berkeley, Gloucestershire

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Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Berkeley (Burklee to older locals) is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It lies in the Vale of Berkeley between the east bank of the River Severn and the M5 motorway within the Stroud administrative district. The town is noted for Berkeley Castle where the imprisoned Edward II was murdered.
DistrictStroud
Post townBERKELEY
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST6899
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01453
Population1,865 (as of 2001)
 

Other names by which Berkeley, Gloucestershire has been known in the past

Barkely ~ Barkley ~ Beorkenlau ~ Berkeley Vale Of ~ Berkley ~ Vale Of Berkeley ~ Berchelai

Berkeley, Gloucestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Berkeley, par. and market town with ry. sta., W. Gloucestershire, on river Avon, 24 miles N. of Bristol and 115 miles from London -- par., 14,578 ac., pop. 5038; pop. of town 870; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Wednesday. B. was the birthplace of Dr Jenner (1749-1823), who introduced vaccination. To the SE. is Berkeley Castle, a baronial fortress, in which King Edward II. was murdered, 1327.

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