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Name Gloucester
Type Settlement
Other Forms FormsCaerloyw, Caer Glow, Glevum, Glevensium, Gleawecastre, Gleucestre
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Meaning & History

from Glevo, a Celtic name meaning "bright place" (could be related to Old English gleaw "wise, prudent") and Old English ceaster "Roman town" - see CHESTER.
It is a city in the county of Gloucestershire, in South West England. It was founded in AD 97 by the Romans under Emperor Nerva as Colonia Glevum Nervensis.
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