Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury

[tooks-ber-ee, -buh-ree, -bree, tyooks-]
noun
a town in N Gloucestershire, in W England: final defeat of the Lancastrians in the Wars of the Roses 1471.
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Tewkesbury (ˈtjuːksbərɪ, -brɪ)
 
n
a town in W England, in N Gloucestershire at the confluence of the Rivers Severn and Avon: scene of a decisive battle (1471) of the Wars of the Roses in which the Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians; 12th-century abbey. Pop: 9978 (2001)

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tewkesbury

borough (district), administrative county of Gloucestershire, England, north of the city of Gloucester. Most of the borough belongs to the historic county of Gloucestershire, but the villages of Teddington and Chaceley and the surrounding areas belong to the historic county of Worcestershire. The borough covers mainly low-lying land along the River Severn but extends east into the northwestern reaches of the Cotswolds. The borough is predominantly rural and has 54 parishes, the largest of which is the town of Tewkesbury. The borough adjoins and very nearly surrounds both Gloucester and the borough of Cheltenham. The M5 motorway passes through the borough. Area 160 square miles (414 square km). Pop. (2001) 76,394.

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