A report on Gloucestershire

A campus of the University of Gloucestershire
Parish Church of St. Mary, Fairford
Gloucester Cathedral
Aerial photo of Sudeley Castle
The south cloister of Gloucester Cathedral was used for filming scenes in the Harry Potter films.
A boar of the local Gloucestershire Old Spot breed.

County in South West England.

- Gloucestershire
A campus of the University of Gloucestershire

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Bibury, a typical Cotswold village


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Region in central-southwest England, along a range of rolling hills that rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to an escarpment above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale.

Region in central-southwest England, along a range of rolling hills that rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to an escarpment above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale.

Bibury, a typical Cotswold village
Row houses of Cotswold stone in Broadway, Worcestershire; the quaint buildings of the village attract numerous tourists
Broadway row houses of Cotswold stone
Some of the stone cottages feature thatched roofs, although slate is now more common (Stretton-On-Fosse)
The Secret Garden at Sudeley Castle
Map of Cotswolds roads from 1933

It lies across the boundaries of several English counties; mainly Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, and parts of Wiltshire, Somerset, Worcestershire, and Warwickshire.


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Ancient Gloucester from Speed's map of 1610 with fortifications from Hall & Pinnell, ex Fosbroke's history. (contains inaccuracies)
Kip's West prospect of Gloucester, c. 1725, emphasises the causeway and bridges traversing the water meadows of the floodplain.
Map of Gloucester in 1805
Gloucester Docks at night
Gloucester Cathedral
Kings Square (1976)
View of Gloucester by Thomas Hearne, watercolour
The architecture of Gloucester Guildhall
Cargo boats known as trows navigating under a bridge at Gloucester
Gloucestershire Airport in 2017, looking east. On the left is the straight A40 road and at the bottom the M5 motorway. Innsworth and Gloucester are at the top.

Gloucester is a cathedral city and the county town of Gloucestershire in the South West of England.

High Street, the main shopping street


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High Street, the main shopping street
Kite aerial photo of Stroud Leisure Centre
Kite aerial photograph of the restoration of the walled garden at the Museum in the Park.
Subscription Rooms
Bread loaves in the farmers' market
The Old Town Hall
Stroud Farmers' Market
School of Science and Art
Kite aerial photo of Thomas Keble School
Kite aerial photo of Marling School June 2010
Kite aerial photo of South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
Plaque to John Canton on the Old Town Hall in the Shambles

Stroud is a market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England.

River Severn

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Longest river in Great Britain.

Longest river in Great Britain.

Post marked as the source of the River Severn on Plynlimon, Wales. The wording is in both English and Welsh.
Worcester Cathedral overlooking the Severn
High Town, Bridgnorth.
The Welsh Bridge (background) and Frankwell Footbridge (foreground) in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
The Severn bridged by the A49 road just outside Shrewsbury. The village of Uffington, Shropshire is in the foreground.
Tewkesbury during the 2007 floods
Navigation light on Chapel Rock near Beachley
The Severn bridges crossing near the mouth of the River Severn
Bore hitting the riverbank in 1994

The river then flows through Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

Robert Ricart's map of Bristol, drawn when he became common clerk of the town in 1478. At the centre, it shows the High Cross.


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City, ceremonial county and unitary authority in England.

City, ceremonial county and unitary authority in England.

Robert Ricart's map of Bristol, drawn when he became common clerk of the town in 1478. At the centre, it shows the High Cross.
West front of Bristol Cathedral
The 17th century Old Dutch House, High Street, Bristol, before destruction in the Blitz, 1940
An 1873 engraving showing Colston Hall, the port and cathedral of Bristol
Black and white etching showing the towers of St Stephen's Church, St Augustine the Less Church and Bristol Cathedral, published c.1850
A 1946 map of Bristol
St Mary le Port Church, destroyed on 24 November 1940
Ambrose Road, in the Cliftonwood neighbourhood
City Hall, the seat of local government
St Mary Redcliffe church and the Floating Harbour, Bristol
Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge
Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge, looking towards the city of Bristol.
Two of the four Nails (bronze tables used for conducting business) in Corn Street
Final Concorde flight on 26 November 2003, shortly before landing on the Filton runway.
The Coopers Hall, entrance to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Royal complex
Site of the former Bristol Industrial Museum, now the M Shed
Well Hung Lover, one of many Banksy artworks in the city, which has since been vandalised with blue paint (partially cleaned by the city council)
Garden front of John Vanbrugh's Kings Weston House, Bristol
The Llandoger Trow, a historic Bristol pub
Ashton Gate Stadium, with the Clifton Suspension Bridge over the Avon Gorge in the background
The Memorial Stadium, home of Bristol Rovers
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Cabot Tower, seen from the Brandon Hill park
BBC Broadcasting House as seen from Whiteladies Road
The Victoria Rooms, owned by the University of Bristol
The Wills Memorial Building on Park Street, part of the university
Bristol Temple Meads station
Port of Bristol
Bristol Airport, Lulsgate
St Peter's ruined church in Castle Park, Bristol

Situated on the River Avon, it is bordered by the ceremonial counties of Gloucestershire to the north and Somerset to the south.

South West England

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One of nine official regions of England.

One of nine official regions of England.

High Willhays on Dartmoor, Devon, the region's highest point
Pulteney Bridge in Bath, Somerset: the entire city is a World Heritage Site
M5 looking south towards Avonmouth
Silbury Hill – Europe's largest man-made earthwork
A 19th-century Photochrom of the Roman Baths in Bath, Somerset
Maes Knoll the western end of Wansdyke
Corfe Castle
Sweyn Forkbeard
The statue of Sir Francis Drake (1540–1596) on Plymouth Hoe
Fowey harbour
Perkin Warbeck
James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth
Portishead power station
Porlock, Exmoor
Bernard Lovell
Regional profile of the South West
Historic docks on Bristol Harbour, within the region's most productive economy
Since the decline of mining, Cornwall's economy has been reliant on agriculture and tourism
Vegetable crop south of Ludgvan
Dairy Crest have their main cheese creamery in Davidstow making Cathedral City Cheddar and Davidstow Cheddar on the former RAF Davidstow Moor, and important wartime RAF Coastal Command airfield bought by Cow & Gate in the 1950s
Ginsters have a food production plant in Callington, off the A390 between Liskeard and Tavistock
The Met Office, with cumulus humilis cloud; the Met Office Cray XC40 (previously a Power 775) computer takes 4.8m weather observations per year; Robert FitzRoy, who founded it in 1872, made the first weather forecast on 1 August 1861 in The Times; isobars were invented in the late 1800s; two bodies produce windspeed for pilots around the world - the Met Office and the NOAA
Princess Yachts make motor yachts off the A374 in Stonehouse
The Trafalgar-class HMS Talent (S92) at Devonport in February 2008
The Lifeboat College in Poole, where the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is headquartered
Cobham underwing refuelling pod on an RAF Voyager, or Airbus A330 MRTT (the aircraft is made at CASA, part of Airbus Defence and Space, in Getafe in central Spain)
An aerial view of GCHQ's headquarters, 2004; the biggest employer in Gloucestershire is the intelligence agency GCHQ, who are based at 'The Doughnut', their headquarters GCHQ has around 6,000 staff, MI5 has 4,000, and MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service) has 3,200; GCHQ is in the west of Cheltenham, off the A40 at the A4013 roundabout at Fiddlers Green, and also has a site to the east at Oakley
Safran Landing Systems UK (former Messier-Dowty, historically Britain's main aircraft undercarriage manufacturer, now owned by Safran) make undercarriage for Boeing aircraft; the South West region has the most aerospace industry in the UK (followed by the North West, which has Warton and Samlesbury)
The entrance to UCAS in 2008; it has around 37,000 courses at 370 institutions; it is in the north of Cheltenham, near the racecourse in Prestbury at the A435/B4075 junction
The Army Air Corps has 67 Yeovil-built, Rolls-Royce RTM322-powered AgustaWestland Apache AH1 helicopters; since 2010, the helicopters now have the much-more advanced Apache Arrowhead night-vision system which superseded TADS/PNVS; in October 2016, the Royal Navy had 94 helicopters; the Fleet Air Arm Museum is Europe's largest naval air museum
Mendip Vale the nearest station to the city of Wells which is cut off from the rest of the UK by the Beeching cuts.
Greencore make premium chilled desserts, such as tiramisu for M & S, at their site (former St Ivel, then Uniq Desserts) off the B3081 at Evercreech
Former brandy butter plant at Chard Junction next to the River Axe
Salisbury Cathedral at 123 m (404 ft) which is the tallest in the UK
Former Plessey Semiconductors factory in Swindon, on the Cheney Manor Industrial Estate, west of Rodbourne
Shredded Wheat factory at Staverton north of Trowbridge
Durdle Door in Dorset is part of the Jurassic Coast, England's only natural World Heritage Site.
Election results in 2017
University of Bath
BBC Radio Wiltshire's building in Swindon

It consists of the counties of Bristol, Cornwall (including the Isles of Scilly), Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

The view north towards Ross-on-Wye from Symonds Yat Rock, a popular tourist destination in the Forest

Forest of Dean

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The view north towards Ross-on-Wye from Symonds Yat Rock, a popular tourist destination in the Forest
St Briavels Castle
Speech House
Robert Forester Mushet (1811–1891), steel industry pioneer
Part of the pithead structure at Hopewell Colliery museum.
Lake at Mallards Pike, frozen during winter.
Dean Forest Railway near Parkend.

The Forest of Dean (Welsh: Fforest y Ddena) is a geographical, historical and cultural region in the western part of the county of Gloucestershire, England.


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Cheltenham in 1933
King George III in the 1780s
View of Pittville showing the park and the Pump Room
Government Communications Headquarters (2017)
Cavendish House department store on the Promenade.
Cheltenham's Municipal Offices, an example of Regency architecture.
Neptune's Fountain
The mechanical clock in the Regent Shopping Arcade, designed by Kit Williams. The distance from the duck to the fish is 14 metres.
The Everyman Theatre
The racecourse from Cleeve Hill
Cheltenham Town Hall, erected in 1902 to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra.
A fingerpost in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, highlighting Cheltenham as the "Official Twin." The signpost points to other cities in the world named "Cheltenham".
Cheltenham Spa railway station
Cheltenham Racecourse railway station

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a large spa town and borough on the edge of the Cotswolds in the county of Gloucestershire, England.

Tewkesbury War Memorial (The Cross), and High Street.


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Tewkesbury War Memorial (The Cross), and High Street.
The Royal Hop Pole, mentioned in 'The Pickwick papers'
Tewkesbury Town Hall
Black and white buildings in Tewkesbury High Street. The left hand one was built c.1510, with the exterior refronted in c.1650.

Tewkesbury is a medieval market town and civil parish in the north of Gloucestershire, England.

South Gloucestershire

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Map of South Gloucestershire; the blue lines are motorways.

South Gloucestershire is a unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Gloucestershire, South West England.