Gorsley and Kilcot

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Gorsley and Kilcot
Civil parish
Coordinates: 51°55′30″N 2°27′30″W / 51.92500°N 2.45833°W / 51.92500; -2.45833Coordinates: 51°55′30″N 2°27′30″W / 51.92500°N 2.45833°W / 51.92500; -2.45833
Country England
Primary council Forest of Dean
County Gloucestershire
Region South West England
Status Parish
Main settlements Kilcot, Gorsley
 • Type Parish Council
 • UK Parliament Forest of Dean
 • EU Parliament South West England
Population (2011)
 • Total 273

Gorsley and Kilcot is a civil parish forming part of the district of the Forest of Dean in the English county of Gloucestershire.

The single parish of Gorsley and Kilcot came into being in 2000, until then it had been part of Newent civil parish; it contains 166 households.[1] The parish, which borders on the county of Herefordshire is bisected by the B4221 road.

Adjoining parishes are: Oxenhall to the north; Newent to the east; Aston Ingham to the south; Linton to the west; and Upton Bishop to the north-west. Of these, Oxenhall and Newent are in the Forest of Dean district, the others are in Herefordshire.

The main settlements are Gorsley and the hamlet of Kilcot. The similarly named settlement of Little Gorsley and Gorsley Heath are across the county border in Herefordshire.

Kilcot is the home of The Kilcot Inn[2] The name Kilcot has historically been given as Killicote (1283), Kyllicote, Kylcote (1281), Killecote, Kylcot, and Kulkotte (1307) [3] It has been suggested that the name originates from "Cyllingcocotan" meaning the cots (dwellings) of the people of Cylla.[4]