Berkeley, Gloucestershire

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Berkeley is a small town and parish in Gloucestershire, England.wikipedia
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Berkeley Castle

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The town is noted for Berkeley Castle, where the imprisoned Edward II was murdered, as well as the birthplace of the physician Edward Jenner, pioneer of the smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine.
Berkeley Castle (historically sometimes spelt Berkley Castle or Barkley Castle) is a castle in the town of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, UK . The castle's origins date back to the 11th century and it has been designated by English Heritage as a grade I listed building.

Gloucestershire

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Berkeley is a small town and parish in Gloucestershire, England.
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Edward Jenner

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The town is noted for Berkeley Castle, where the imprisoned Edward II was murdered, as well as the birthplace of the physician Edward Jenner, pioneer of the smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. Edward Jenner, the originator of vaccination, was born in Berkeley.
In 1821 he was appointed physician extraordinary to King George IV, and was also made mayor of Berkeley and justice of the peace.

Little Avon River

Little Avon
The town is on the Little Avon River, which flows into the Severn at Berkeley Pill.
It rises to the east of Wickwar, near Horton, passes near Charfield, Stone and Berkeley, and enters the River Severn via Berkeley Pill.

Vale of Berkeley

Berkeley Vale
It lies in the Vale of Berkeley between the east bank of the River Severn and the M5 motorway, within the Stroud administrative district.
It includes the towns of Berkeley, Thornbury, Cam, Dursley, Wotton-under-Edge and surrounding villages.

Hinton, Gloucestershire

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This ward stretches from Berkeley in the south to Hinton in the north. It included the tithings of Alkington, Breadstone, Ham, Hamfellow and Hinton, and the chapelry of Stone, which became a separate parish in 1797.
Hinton is a village and civil parish near Berkeley in Stroud District, Gloucestershire.

Hundred of Berkeley

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It was a port and market-town, and the meeting place of the hundred of Berkeley.
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Berkeley railway station

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From 1876 to 1964 the town had a railway station, originally on a branch from a junction at Berkeley Road on the Bristol and Gloucester Railway.
Berkeley railway station served the town of Berkeley in Gloucestershire, England.

Berkeley Road railway station

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From 1876 to 1964 the town had a railway station, originally on a branch from a junction at Berkeley Road on the Bristol and Gloucester Railway.
Berkeley Road railway station served the towns of Berkeley and Dursley in Gloucestershire, England.

Sharpness

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Just north of Berkeley lies the port of Sharpness, one of the most inland in Britain.
Four miles to the south lies the small town of Berkeley.

Gloucester and Sharpness Canal

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The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal (originally known as the Gloucester and Berkeley canal) starts here.
Conceived in the canal mania period of the late 18th century, the Gloucester and Berkeley Ship Canal scheme (as it was originally named) was started by architect and civil engineer Robert Mylne.

Central Electricity Generating Board

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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.
The CEGB had an extensive R&D section with its three principal laboratories at Leatherhead (Central Electricity Research Laboratories, CERL); Marchwood Engineering Laboratory (MEL); and, Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories (BNL).

Vale of Berkeley College

The Vale of Berkeley College, the town's secondary school, closed in 2011.
The Vale of Berkeley College was a small school located in Wanswell Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.

Stone, Gloucestershire

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It included the tithings of Alkington, Breadstone, Ham, Hamfellow and Hinton, and the chapelry of Stone, which became a separate parish in 1797.
The village has many links with the town of Berkeley, some 2+1/2 mi to the north.

Dr. Jenner's House

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The Chantry, Jenner's home in Berkeley for 38 years, is now a museum.
Dr. Jenner's House, formerly known as the Edward Jenner Museum, in Berkeley, England, is housed in a grade II* listed early 18th century building called the Chantry, famous as the home of Edward Jenner FRS, physician, surgeon and pioneer of smallpox vaccination, and now used as a museum.

Berkeley Hunt

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Berkeley Hunt
Hounds have been kept at Berkeley since the 12th century, at first to hunt the stag and the buck, and since the 18th century, to hunt the fox.

James Phipps

After studying medicine in London he returned home to work as the local doctor, and in 1796, realising that milkmaids didn't catch smallpox, he performed a pioneering experiment by inoculating his gardener's son James Phipps with cowpox, thus preventing infection from smallpox.
Phipps was born in Berkeley parish in Gloucestershire to a poor, landless labourer working as Jenner's gardener.

John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler

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Victoria Cross recipient John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler was born here.
Butler was born in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, on 20 December 1888 to Lieutenant Colonel Francis John Paul Butler and the Hon.

Smallpox

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After studying medicine in London he returned home to work as the local doctor, and in 1796, realising that milkmaids didn't catch smallpox, he performed a pioneering experiment by inoculating his gardener's son James Phipps with cowpox, thus preventing infection from smallpox.
In 1796, Edward Jenner, a doctor in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, rural England, discovered that immunity to smallpox could be produced by inoculating a person with material from a cowpox lesion.

Vaccination

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Edward Jenner, the originator of vaccination, was born in Berkeley.
It was Edward Jenner, a doctor in Berkeley in Gloucestershire, who established the procedure by introducing material from a cowpox vesicle on Sarah Nelmes, a milkmaid, into the arm of a boy named James Phipps.

Bristol and Gloucester Railway

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From 1876 to 1964 the town had a railway station, originally on a branch from a junction at Berkeley Road on the Bristol and Gloucester Railway.
Named after the town of Berkeley near Charfield, it was sold to Thomas Brassey in 1856. It ran as Midland Railway 262 (later 362 and then 462).

Civil parish

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Berkeley is a small town and parish in Gloucestershire, England.

River Severn

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It lies in the Vale of Berkeley between the east bank of the River Severn and the M5 motorway, within the Stroud administrative district.

M5 motorway

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It lies in the Vale of Berkeley between the east bank of the River Severn and the M5 motorway, within the Stroud administrative district.

Stroud District

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It lies in the Vale of Berkeley between the east bank of the River Severn and the M5 motorway, within the Stroud administrative district.