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(ˈɡlɒstəˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of SW England, situated around the lower Severn valley: contains the Forest of Dean and the main part of the Cotswold Hills: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire (part of Avon county from 1974 to 1996). Administrative centre: Gloucester. Pop (excluding South Gloucestershire): 568 500 (2003 est). Area (excluding South Gloucestershire): 2643 sq km (1020 sq miles). Abbreviation: Glos
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(ˈglɒs tərˌʃɪər, -ʃər, ˈglɔ stər-)

a county in SW England. 538,800; 1255 sq. mi. (2640 sq. km). Co. seat: Gloucester. Also called Gloucester.
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Noun1.Gloucestershire - a county in southwestern England in the lower Severn valleyGloucestershire - a county in southwestern England in the lower Severn valley
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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Big bream made up the winning catches in the Yorkley Charity Match at Cannop Ponds, where PS600 was raised for Macmillan Nurses.
FIona Russell, 44, is a fitness instructor who lives in Yorkley, Glos, with firefighter partner James, 37, her 14-year-old daughter, Ella, and two-week old Erin.
Micro Magic Ltd, Claremont House, Yorkley, Glos GL 15 4TR.
Gloucester Crown Court was told how Boardman was found on June 2 in woods near Yorkley in the Forest of Dean, accompanied by a friend.
The proof of this was on stage seven, Yorkley, were Burton, Duckworth, Middleton and Steve Perez, in his Focus WRC, all shared the same time.