Place:Gloucestershire, England

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NameGloucestershire
Alt namesGlossource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002; Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) xvii; Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
GLOSS-ter-shersource: Wikipedia
Gloucestersource: Family History Library Catalog
Gloucestersource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Gloucssource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002
GLSsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county, Modern county
Coordinates51.783°N 2.25°W
Located inEngland
Contained Places
Unknown
Wortley
Civil parish
Kingswood ( 1844 - )
District
Catbrain
Filton
Mangotsfield
Former community
Northwick Park
Hamlet
Coombe Hill
Coombe
Littleworth (near Gloucester)
Mayshill
Redwick and Northwick
Inhabited place
Abbeymead
Abenhall
Ablington
Acton Turville
Adlestrop
Alderley
Alderton
Aldsworth
Alkerton
Almondsbury
Alstone
Alveston
Alvington
Amberley
Ampney Crucis
Ampney Saint Mary
Ampney Saint Peter
Andoversford
Arlingham
Ashchurch
Ashleworth
Ashley
Aston Subedge
Aston on Carrant
Aust
Avening
Awre
Aylworth
Badgeworth
Badminton
Bagendon
Barnsley
Barnwood
Batsford
Baunton
Beachley
Beckford
Bedminster
Berkeley
Beverston
Bibury
Bishop's Cleeve
Bishop's Norton
Bisley
Bitton
Blaise Hamlet
Blakeney
Bledington
Blockley
Boddington
Bourton-on-the-Hill
Bourton-on-the-Water
Boxwell
Bream
Brimpsfield
Brislington
Bristol ( - 1974 )
Brockhampton
Brockworth
Bromsberrow
Brookthorpe
Bulley
Calcot
Cam
Cambridge
Cashes Green
Cassey Compton
Chalford Hill
Chalford
Charfield
Charingworth
Charlestown
Charlton Abbots
Charlton Kings
Chedworth
Cheltenham ( 1000 - )
Cherington
Chesterton
Chew Stoke
Chipping Campden
Chipping Sodbury
Churcham
Churchdown
Cinderford
Cirencester
Cleeve Hill
Clifford-Chambers ( - 1931 )
Clifton
Coaley
Coalpit Heath
Coates
Coberley
Cold Ashton
Cold Aston
Coleford
Coln Rogers
Coln St. Aldwyns
Coln St. Dennis
Compton Abdale
Compton Greenfield
Condicote
Cowhill
Cowley
Culkerton
Cutsdean
Daglingworth
Daylesford
Deerhurst Walton
Deerhurst
Didmarton
Dixton
Dodington
Down Ampney
Down Hatherley
Doynton
Driffield
Dumbleton
Dundry
Duntisbourne Abbots
Duntisbourne Leer
Duntisbourne Rouse
Dursley
Dymock
Dyrham
Easter Compton
Eastington
Eastleach Martin
Eastleach Turville
Ebrington
Edgeworth
Elberton
Elkstone
Elmstone-Hardwicke
English Bicknor
Etloe
Evenlode
Fairford
Falfield
Far Oakridge
Farmcote
Farmington
Fiddington
Flaxley
Forthampton
Foxcote
Frampton Cotterell
Frampton Mansell
Frampton-on-Severn
Fretherne
Frocester
Gaunt's Earthcott
Glastonbury
Gloucester
Gorsley
Gossington
Gotherington
Great Badminton
Great Barrington
Great Rissington
Great Washbourne
Great Witcombe
Gretton
Guiting Power
Hailes
Hampen
Hanham
Hardwicke
Harescombe
Haresfield
Harnhill
Harry Sodbury
Harry Stoke
Hasfield
Hatherop
Hawkesbury
Hawling
Hazelton
Hempsted
Henbury
Hewelsfield
Hidcote Bartrim
Hidcote Boyce
Highnam
Hilcot
Hill
Hillesley
Hinton
Horfield
Horsley
Horton
Hucclecote
Huntley
Icomb
Iron Acton
Itchington
Kemble
Kempley
Kempsford
Ketford
Keynsham
Kilcot
King's Stanley
Kingscote
Kingsholm
Kingswood ( 1844 - )
Knowle
Lasborough
Latteridge
Lechlade
Leckhampton
Leonard Stanley
Little Barrington
Little Rissington
Little Sodbury
Little Stoke
Little Washbourne
Littleton-upon-Severn
Long Newnton
Longborough
Longhope
Lower Lemington
Lower Slaughter
Lower Swell
Lydney
Marshfield
Maugersbury
Meysey Hampton
Mickleton
Middle Duntisbourne
Milbury Heath
Minchinhampton
Minsterworth
Miserden
Mitcheldean
Mitton
Moreton Valence
Moreton-in-Marsh
Much Dewchurch
Nailsworth
Natton
Naunton
Newent
Newington Bagpath
Newnham on Severn
Norcote
North Cerney
North Nibley
Northleach
Notgrove
Nympsfield
Old Down
Old Sodbury
Oldbury-on-Severn
Oldland
Olveston
Oridge Street
Over
Oxenhall
Oxenton
Ozleworth
Painswick
Pamington
Parkend
Patchway
Pensford
Pilning
Poole Keynes
Postlip
Poulton
Prestbury
Preston (near Cirencester)
Preston (near Ledbury)
Preston-on-Stour ( - 1931 )
Pucklechurch
Quenington
Redbrook
Redmarley d'Abitot
Rendcomb
Rockhampton
Rodmarton
Ruardean Hill
Ruardean
Ruddle
Rudford
Rudgeway
Ruyton-XI-Towns
Saintbury
Salperton
Sandhurst
Sapperton
Sea Mills
Sevenhampton
Severn Beach
Sezincote
Sharpness
Shepperdine
Sherborne
Shipton Moyne
Shurdington
Siddington
Siston
Slimbridge
Snowshill
Somerford Keynes
South Cerney
Southam
Standish
Stanley Pontlarge
Stanton
Stanway
Staverton
Stoke Bishop
Stoke Gifford
Stoke Orchard
Stone
Stonehouse
Stow-on-the-Wold
Stowell
Stratton
Stroud
Sudeley
Swindon
Syde
Taddington
Tarlton
Taynton
Teddington
Temple Guiting
Tetbury Upton
Tetbury
Tewkesbury
Thornbury
Througham
Thrupp & Brimscombe
Tibberton
Tidenham
Tockington
Toddington
Todenham
Tormarton
Tortworth
Tredington
Tuffley
Twyning
Tytherington
Uckington
Uley
Upleadon
Upper Slaughter
Upper Swell
Upton St. Leonards
Welford-on-Avon ( - 1931 )
Westbury on Trym
Westbury-on-Severn
Westerleigh
Weston-sub-Edge
Westonbirt
Whiteshill
Whitfield
Whitminster
Whittington
Wickwar
Willersey
Winchcombe
Windrush
Winson
Winstone
Winterbourne
Withington
Woodchester
Woodmancote
Woolaston
Woolley
Woolstone
Wormington
Wotton-under-Edge
Wyck Rissington
Wyegate Green
Yanworth
Yate
Parish
Buckland
Childswickham ( - 1931 )
Cromhall
Horsley
Marston Sicca ( - 1931 )
Preston (near Cirencester)
Preston (near Ledbury)
Shipton
Wapley-cum-Codrington
Region
Forest of Dean
Township
Redwick and Northwick
Unitary authority
Bristol ( - 1974 )
South Gloucestershire ( 1996 - )
Unknown
Abson
Admington
Alkington
Apperley
Ashton-under-Hill
Aston-Somerville
Avonmouth
Aylburton
Baptist Mills
Barton-Hill
Barton-Regis
Berrington
Bishopston
Blaisdon
Boxwell-with-Leighterton
Brandon Hill
Brangreen
Breadstone
Broad Campden
Broadwell
Brockthrop
Brockwear
Caudle-Green
Cherrington
Christchurch
Clapton-on-the-Hill
Clay Hill
Clopton
Colesborne
Compton
Corse
Cotham
Cow-Honeybourne
Cranham
Didbrook
Dirham and Hinton
Donnington
Dorsington
Dowdeswell
Downend (near Minchinhampton)
Drybrook
Durdham-Down
East Dean
Eastcombe
Eastington (near Stroud)
Easton
Eastville
Ebley
Edge
Elmore
Eyford
Fishponds
France-Lynch
Great Shurdington
Guyting-Temple
Ham and Stone
Hamfallow
Hampnett
Hartpury
Henleaze
Highleadon
Highnam Over and Linton
Hinton-on-the-Green
Kemerton
Lancaut
Lassington
Leigh
Lidbrook
Little Dean
Littleworth (near Minchinhampton)
Lockleaze
Longford
Longney
Longwell Green
Lyppiatt
Maisemore
Matson
Maugersby
Moorfields
Newland
Newport
Norton
Nymphsfield
Oddington
Oldbury-on-the-Hill
Owlpen
Pauntley
Pebworth
Pinnock and Hyde
Pitchcombe
Pool Hill
Prescott
Prinknash Park
Quedgeley
Quinton
Randwick
Rangeworthy
Redfield
Redland
Rodborough
Rowell
Russell Town
Saul
Shepscombe
Shirehampton
Slad
Soundwell
Southam and Brockhampton
Southrop
Speedwell
Spoonbed
St. Anne's Park
St. Briavels
St. George
St. Philips Marsh
Staple Hill
Stapleton
Staunton
Stinchcombe
Stretton-on-Fosse
Stroud-End
Sudeley-Manor
Tirley
Totterdown
Turkdean
Twigworth
Two-Mile-Hill
Tyndall's Park
Up Hatherley
Upper Tockington
Walton-Cardiff
Warmley Tower
Warmley
West Dean
West Littleton
Westcote
Weston-upon-Avon
Whaddon
Whitefield
Whitehall St. Ambrose
Wick
Winchcomb
Windmill Hill
Woolcott Park
Urban district
Kingswood ( 1996 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Gloucestershire ( ; abbreviated Glos.) is a county in South West England. The county comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean.

The county town is the city of Gloucester, and other principal towns include Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud, and Tewkesbury.

When considered as a ceremonial county, Gloucestershire borders the preserved county of Gwent in Wales (now Monmouthshire) to the west, and in England the ceremonial counties of Herefordshire to the north west, Worcestershire to the north, Warwickshire to the north east, Oxfordshire to the east, Wiltshire to the south and Bristol and Somerset to the south west. Ceremonially, it includes the area covered by the South Gloucestershire unitary authority.

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Gloucestershire is a historic county mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the 10th century, though the areas of Winchcombe and the Forest of Dean were not added until the late 11th century. Gloucestershire originally included Bristol, then a small town. The "local" rural community moved to the port city, (as Bristol was to become) and Bristol's population growth accelerated during the industrial revolution. Bristol became a county in its own right, separate from Gloucestershire and Somerset in 1373. It later became part of the administrative County of Avon from 1974 to 1996.

Upon the abolition of Avon in 1996, the region north of Bristol became a unitary authority area of South Gloucestershire and is now part of the ceremonial county of Gloucestershire.

The official former postal county abbreviation was "Glos.", rather than the frequently used but erroneous "Gloucs." or "Glouc.".

In July 2007, Gloucestershire suffered the worst flooding in recorded British history, with tens of thousands of residents affected. The RAF conducted the largest peace time domestic operation in its history to rescue over 120 residents from flood affected areas. The damage was estimated at over £2 billion.

The county recovered rapidly from the disaster, investing in attracting tourists to visit the many sites and diverse range of shops in the area.

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