St Briavels (Gloucestershire)

St Briavels (Gloucestershire)

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  • St. Briavels — is a medium sized village and civil parish in the extreme west of Gloucestershire, on the border between England and Wales. It is roughly equidistant from the Welsh market town of Chepstow and county town of Monmouth. The nearest town on the… …   Wikipedia

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  • bread and cheese throwing —    An annual *Whit Sunday* scrambling custom which still takes place at St Briavels (Gloucestershire), in which bread and cheese is distributed by being thrown from the top of a high stone wall to the waiting crowd below. The ceremony once took… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

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  • Arthur Coke Burnell — (1840 ndash;12 October, 1882), English scholar in Sanskrit, was born at St. Briavels, Gloucestershire. His father was an official of the British East India Company, and in 1860 he himself went out to Madras as a member of the Indian Civil Service …   Wikipedia

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