Place:


Berkeley  Gloucestershire

 

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Berkeley like this:

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.

Berkeley through time

Berkeley is now part of Stroud district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stroud has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Berkeley itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Berkeley, in Stroud and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/10374

Date accessed: 26th June 2019


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