Blakeney, Gloucestershire

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Blakeney
Bends in the road, Blakeney - geograph.org.uk - 812769.jpg
Blakeney is located in Gloucestershire
Blakeney
Blakeney
 Blakeney shown within Gloucestershire
Population 801 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SO672070
Civil parish Awre
District Forest of Dean
Shire county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Blakeney
Postcode district GL
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Forest of Dean
List of places
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England
Gloucestershire

Coordinates: 51°45′40″N 2°28′35″W / 51.76125°N 2.47636°W / 51.76125; -2.47636

Blakeney is a village in Gloucestershire, England.[2] It is the largest village in the parish of Awre. It has views of the Forest of Dean.

It was the site of a Roman villa, dating back to AD 75,[2] and was home to Thomas Sternhold, a groom of King Henry VIII's Robes.[2]

The local manor house is Hayes Manor, Viney Hill.[3]

Governance[edit]

The parish lies in the 'Awre' electoral ward. This ward centres on the peninsula of Awre and Blakeney. The total ward population taken at the 2011 census was 1,714.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011.Retrieved 26 March 2015". 
  2. ^ a b c "Blakeney". Virtual guide to the Royal Forest Of Dean. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hayes Manor". Daily Telegraph. 
  4. ^ "Awre ward 2011.Retrieved 26 March 2015". 

External links[edit]

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