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Forest of Dean District

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Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Region  South West England
Admin HQ  Coleford
University  Hartpury College
Constituent country  England
Non-metropolitan county  Gloucestershire
Area  526.4 kmĀ²
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Status  Non-metropolitan district
Points of interest  Forest of Dean, Puzzlewood, Clearwell Caves, Dean Heritage Centre, Coleford Great Western
Destinations  Forest of Dean, Chepstow, Symonds Yat, Newent, Lydney

Forest of Dean is a local government district in Gloucestershire, England, named after the Forest of Dean. Its council is based in Coleford. Other towns in the district include Cinderford, Newent and Tidenham.


Map of Forest of Dean District, UK

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the East Dean Rural District, Lydney Rural District, Newent Rural District and West Dean Rural District, and from Gloucester Rural District the parishes of Newnham and Westbury-on-Severn.

Parishes and settlements

  • Alvington, Awre, Aylburton
  • Blaisdon, Bream, Brockweir, Bromsberrow, Blakeney
  • Churcham, Cinderford, Coleford, Corse
  • Drybrook, Dymock
  • Ellwood, English Bicknor
  • Gorsley and Kilcot
  • Hartpury, Hewelsfield, Highleadon, Huntley
  • Kempley
  • Littledean, Little London, Longhope, Lydbrook, Lydney
  • Mitcheldean
  • Newent, Newland, Newnham
  • Oxenhall
  • Pauntley
  • Redmarley D'Abitot, Ruardean, Rudford, Ruspidge
  • Soudley, St. Briavels, Staunton (near Coleford), Staunton (near Gloucester), Symonds Yat
  • Taynton, Tibberton, Tidenham
  • Upleadon
  • Westbury-on-Severn, West Dean, Woolaston
  • References

    Forest of Dean District Wikipedia

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