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Encyclopedia > Berkeley, Gloucestershire
Map sources for Berkeley, Gloucestershire at grid reference ST685992


Berkeley (pronounced [ˈbɑːkli]) is a town between the south bank of the River Severn and the M5 motorway in Gloucestershire, England, at grid reference ST685992. The town is located mid-way between Bristol and Gloucester and is built on a small hill in the Vale of Berkeley. The town is noted for Berkeley Castle where the imprisoned Edward II was murdered. Image File history File links Dot4gb. ... Image File history File links Gb4dot. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... This chart shows concisely the most common way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is applied to represent the English language. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Severn redirects here. ... This article concerns the M5 motorway in England. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in South West England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Berkeley Castle in 1712. ... Edward II, (25 April 1284 – 21 September? 1327), of Caernarfon, was King of England from 1307 until deposed in January, 1327. ...


Berkeley was the birthplace of Edward Jenner, the originator of vaccination. After studying medicine in London he returned home to work as the local doctor, and in 1796 performed a pioneering experiment by inoculating his gardener's son with cowpox, thus preventing infection from smallpox. The Chantry, Jenner's home in Berkeley for 38 years, is now The Edward Jenner Museum. Portrait of Edward Jenner Edward Jenner, FRS, (May 17, 1749 – January 26, 1823) was an English country doctor who studied nature and his natural surroundings from childhood and practiced medicine in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England. ... Vaccination is the process of administering weakened or dead pathogens to a healthy person or animal, with the intent of conferring immunity against a targeted form of a related disease agent. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Year 1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Smallpox (also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera) is a highly contagious disease unique to humans. ...


Berkeley was also the site[1] of a Magnox nuclear power station. This power station, one of the first commercial British reactors to come to power, has since been decommissioned and all that remains are the two reactors encased in concrete. The administrative centre adjacent to the station is still active however - the centre was founded as Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories in the early 1960s and was one of the three principal research laboratories of the CEGB. Schematic diagram of a Magnox nuclear reactor showing gas flow. ... Core of a small nuclear reactor used for research. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB) was the cornerstone of the British electricity industry for almost 50 years, from its nationalisation in 1947 to privatisation in the 1990s. ...


Just north of Berkeley lies the port of Sharpness, one of the most inland in Britain. The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal starts here, and the river used to be crossed by the Severn Railway Bridge. However, this was damaged beyond repair by a ship collision in 1960. This article refers to the English port of Sharpness. ... The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal is a canal in the south west of England, between Gloucester and Sharpness. ... The Severn Railway Bridge was a bridge in Gloucestershire that used to cross the tidal River Severn and went from Sharpness to Lydney. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


Berkeley itself stands adjacent to the Little Avon River, which flows into the Severn at Berkeley Pill. The Little Avon was tidal, and so navigable, for some distance inland (as far as Berkeley itself and the Sea Mills at Ham) until a 'tidal reservoir' was implemented at Berkeley Pill in the late 1960s. The Little Avon River is a small river partly in southern Gloucestershire and partly in South Gloucestershire. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


The Royal Mail postcode begins GL13. Royal Mails logo Royal Mail is the national postal service of the United Kingdom. ... UK and Australian postal codes are known as postcodes. ...


External links

  • The Edward Jenner Museum
  • Hillier Genealogy (with links to the Bendall family of Berkeley)


Towns on the River Severn, UK edit

Heading downstream: Llanidloes | Newtown | Welshpool | Shrewsbury | Bridgnorth
Bewdley | Stourport | Worcester | Tewkesbury | Gloucester | Berkeley | Bristol A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... Severn redirects here. ... {{|Population= 2314 |Place= Llanidloes |Council= Powys |Traditional= Montgomeryshire |Ceremonial= Powys |Constituency= Montgomeryshire |PostalTown= LLANIDLOES |PostCode= SY18 |DiallingCode= +44-1686 (4) |GridReference= SN954844 |OldMapsYear= 1891 |OldMapsEasting= 295500 |OldMapsNorthing= 284500 |OldMapsCounty= 10montg511 |Police= Dyfed-Powys Police }} Llanidloes is a town in Powys, traditional county of Montgomeryshire, mid Wales. ... Newtown town centre Newtown (Welsh: ) is a town with a population of 10,541 (1993) lying on the River Severn in Mid Wales. ... Welshpool Town Hall Welshpool (Welsh: ) is a town in Powys, Wales, only 4 miles (6 km) from the border with England. ... Shrewsbury (pronounced either or ) is a town of 70,560 inhabitants [1] in Shropshire, England. ... High Town from the River Severn Bridgnorth is a town in Shropshire, England, at grid reference SO717929, along the Severn Valley. ... Bewdley ( pronunciation) is a small town in Worcestershire, England, along the Severn Valley a few miles to the west of Kidderminster. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The city of Worcester (pronounced ) is a city and the county town of Worcestershire in England, situated some 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Birmingham and 29 miles (47 km) north of Gloucester. ... Location within the British Isles The Tewkesbury War Memorial, locally known as the Cross Tewkesbury is a historic town in Gloucestershire, England. ... Gloucester (pronounced ) is a city and district in the English county of Gloucestershire, close to the Welsh border. ... View from Cumberland Basin of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London and between the cities of Bath, Gloucester and Newport. ...

Settlements on the River Severn between Gloucester and Bristol (heading downstream) edit

Gloucester | Minsterworth | Newnham | Frampton | Sharpness | Lydney | Berkeley | Shepperdine | Oldbury | Chepstow | Beachley | Aust | Bristol Severn redirects here. ... Gloucester (pronounced ) is a city and district in the English county of Gloucestershire, close to the Welsh border. ... View from Cumberland Basin of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London and between the cities of Bath, Gloucester and Newport. ... Gloucester (pronounced ) is a city and district in the English county of Gloucestershire, close to the Welsh border. ... Minsterworth is a village in Gloucestershire, UK. It lies in the north-east corner of the Royal Forest of Dean, on the north bank of the River Severn (effectively on the western side of the river) and on the A48 road between Gloucester and Chepstow, at grid reference SO774170. ... Newnham on Severn is a village in Gloucestershire, England. ... Frampton-on-Severn is a village in Gloucestershire, England. ... This article refers to the English port of Sharpness. ... Lydney is a small town and civil parish in the English county of Gloucestershire. ... Shepperdine is a hamlet tucked away in the north edge of South Gloucestershire, England. ... Oldbury-on-Severn is a small village near the mouth of the River Severn in South Gloucestershire. ... Chepstow or the ham sandwch is my teacher Mr. ... Beachley is a village in Gloucestershire, near the border of Wales. ... The concrete path, with the Severn Bridge in the background. ... View from Cumberland Basin of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge Bristol (IPA: ) is a city, unitary authority and ceremonial county in South West England, 115 miles (185 km) west of London and between the cities of Bath, Gloucester and Newport. ...

Coordinates: 51°41′N, 2°28′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Berkeley is a town between the south bank of the River Severn and the M5 motorway in Gloucestershire, UK, at grid reference ST685992.
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