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Lower Wick
LOWER WICK is a small hamlet located in the county of Gloucestershire , England. It is situated about five miles south west of Dursley
Dursley
, eighteen miles southwest of Gloucester
Gloucester
and fifteen miles northeast of Bristol
Bristol
. Lower Wick
Lower Wick
is within the civil parish of Alkington . The hamlet contains approximately 17 homes (including the old school house, now converted into a dwelling) and a restaurant. Most of the older properties were built by the Berkeley family
Berkeley family
who once owned much of the land. One of the farms in the hamlet still has a working wind pump in use today which is over one hundred years old. REFERENCES * ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 162 Gloucester
Gloucester
& Forest of Dean (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2011. ISBN 9780319229118 . * ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps"
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Wind Pump
A WINDPUMP is a type of windmill which is used for pumping water. De Olifant at Burdaard , Friesland
Friesland
Windpumps were used to pump water since at least the 9th century in what is now Afghanistan
Afghanistan
, Iran
Iran
and Pakistan
Pakistan
. The use of wind pumps became widespread across the Muslim world
Muslim world
and later spread to China and India . Windmills were later used extensively in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands
Netherlands
and the East Anglia
East Anglia
area of Great Britain , from the late Middle Ages
Middle Ages
onwards, to drain land for agricultural or building purposes. Simon Stevin
Simon Stevin
's work in the waterstaet involved improvements to the sluices and spillways to control flooding
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International Standard Book Number
The INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier. An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book , a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007. The method of assigning an ISBN is nation-based and varies from country to country, often depending on how large the publishing industry is within a country. The initial ISBN configuration of recognition was generated in 1967 based upon the 9-digit STANDARD BOOK NUMBERING (SBN) created in 1966. The 10-digit ISBN format was developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and was published in 1970 as international standard ISO 2108 (the SBN code can be converted to a ten digit ISBN by prefixing it with a zero)
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Berkeley Family
The BERKELEY family is nearly unique in English history in that it has to this day an unbroken male line of descent from a noble Saxon ancestor before the Norman conquest of England in 1066 and also retains possession of much of the lands it held from the 11th and 12th centuries, centred on Berkeley Castle
Berkeley Castle
in Gloucestershire, which still belongs to the family. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Bruton branch * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 References * 6 Bibliography * 7 External links HISTORYThe Berkeley family
Berkeley family
descends in the male line from Robert Fitzharding (d.1170), 1st feudal baron of Berkeley , Gloucestershire, reputedly the son of Harding of Bristol , the son of Eadnoth the Constable (Alnod), a high official under King Edward the Confessor
Edward the Confessor

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Civil Parish
In England, a CIVIL PARISH is a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties , or their combined form, the unitary authority . It is an administrative parish , in contrast to an ecclesiastical parish . A civil parish can range in size from a large town with a population of about 80,000 to a single village with fewer than a hundred inhabitants. In a limited number of cases a parish might include a whole city where city status has been granted by the Monarch . Reflecting this diverse nature, a civil parish may be known as a town, village, neighbourhood or community by resolution of its parish council . Approximately 35% of the English population live in a civil parish. As of 31 December 2015 there were 10,449 parishes in England. On 1 April 2014, Queen\'s Park became the first civil parish in Greater London
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Gloucestershire
GLOUCESTERSHIRE (/ˈɡlɒstərʃər/ ( listen ), /-ʃɪər/ ( listen ); formerly abbreviated as GLOUCS. in print but now often as GLOS.) is a county in South West England
England
. The county comprises part of the Cotswold Hills , part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn , and the entire Forest of Dean . The county town is the city of Gloucester
Gloucester
, and other principal towns include Cheltenham
Cheltenham
, Cirencester , Stroud , Tewkesbury and Dursley
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Hamlet (place)
A HAMLET is a small human settlement . In different jurisdictions and geographies, hamlets may be the size of a town , village or parish , be considered a smaller settlement or subdivision of a larger, or be treated as a satellite entity to a larger settlement. The word and concept of a hamlet have roots in the Anglo-Norman settlement of England, where the old French hemelet came to apply to small human settlements. In British geography, a hamlet is considered smaller than a village and distinctly without a church
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Dursley
DURSLEY is a market town and civil parish in southern Gloucestershire , England. It is under the northeast flank of Stinchcombe Hill , and about 3¾ miles (6 km) southeast of the River Severn
River Severn
. The town is adjacent to Cam which, though a village, is a slighty larger community in its own right. CONTENTS * 1 Governance * 2 History * 3 Character and amenities * 4 Railways * 5 Trivia * 6 References * 7 External links GOVERNANCEAn electoral ward in the same name exists. The population and area of this ward are identical to that of the parish. HISTORY Dursley
Dursley
Market House Dursley
Dursley
gained borough status in 1471 and lost it in 1886. From then until 1974 it was the administrative centre of Dursley
Dursley
Rural District (RDC). In 1974 the RDC became part of Stroud District
Stroud District

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Gloucester
GLOUCESTER (/ˈɡlɒstər/ ( listen )) is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
. Gloucester lies close to the Welsh border, on the River Severn
River Severn
, between the Cotswolds to the east and the Forest of Dean
Forest of Dean
to the southwest. Gloucester
Gloucester
was founded in AD 97 by the Romans under Emperor Nerva as Colonia Glevum Nervensis, and was granted its first charter in 1155 by King Henry II . Economically, the city is dominated by the service industries, and has a strong financial and business sector, and historically was prominent in the aerospace industry
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Bristol
URBAN Chris Skidmore (Con) Jack Lopresti (Con) AREA • CITY AND COUNTY 40 sq mi (110 km2) ELEVATION 36 ft (11 m) POPULATION (2017) • CITY AND COUNTY 454,200 (Ranked 10th district and 43rd ceremonial county ) • DENSITY 10,080/sq mi (3,892/km2) • URBAN 617,000 (2,011 ONS estimate ) • METRO 1,006,600 (LUZ 2,009) • ETHNICITY * 84.0% white (77.9% white British) * 6.0% black * 5.5% Asian * 3.6% mixed-race * 0.3% Arab * 0.6% other DEMONYM(S) Bristolian TIME ZONE
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Alkington, Gloucestershire
ALKINGTON is a civil parish in the district of Stroud , Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
. It had a population of 638 in the 2001 census, increasing to 688 at the 2011 census. There is no Alkington village, the parish consists of various hamlets, including Woodford , Newport and Lower Wick
Lower Wick
. The parish adjoins the Stroud parishes of Ham and Stone to the west; Hamfallow to the north; Stinchcombe
Stinchcombe
to the north-east; North Nibley to the east. The South Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire
parishes of Charfield
Charfield
and Tortworth
Tortworth
lie to the south and south-west respectively. Alkington was in Thornbury Rural District until the RDC was abolished in 1974
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Lower Wick
LOWER WICK is a small hamlet located in the county of Gloucestershire , England. It is situated about five miles south west of Dursley
Dursley
, eighteen miles southwest of Gloucester
Gloucester
and fifteen miles northeast of Bristol
Bristol
. Lower Wick
Lower Wick
is within the civil parish of Alkington . The hamlet contains approximately 17 homes (including the old school house, now converted into a dwelling) and a restaurant. Most of the older properties were built by the Berkeley family
Berkeley family
who once owned much of the land. One of the farms in the hamlet still has a working wind pump in use today which is over one hundred years old. REFERENCES * ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 162 Gloucester
Gloucester
& Forest of Dean (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2011. ISBN 9780319229118 . * ^ "Ordnance Survey Election Maps"
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Lower Wick, Worcester
LOWER WICK is a suburb of Worcester
Worcester
situated to the south-west of the city. Lower Wick is located to the south of St. John\'s and to the west of the River Severn
River Severn
, adjacent to Powick
Powick
. It is primarily composed of a 1960s housing estate made up of roads with a Canadian theme to their names, but there is a newer 1990s housing development where the roads are named after bird species. Lower Wick Manor House is on a site that dates back to the 13th century and was formerly a house of the Bishop of Worcester. The Manor Farm now operates as Bennetts Farm, a tourist attraction in Lower Wick next to the River Severn
River Severn
where ice cream is produced. Much of the Battle of Worcester
Worcester
, the final battle of the English Civil War in 1651, took place where the farm is today
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