Gorsley and Kilcot
|Gorsley and Kilcot|
|Primary council||Forest of Dean|
|Region||South West England|
|Main settlements||Kilcot, Gorsley|
|• Type||Parish Council|
|• UK Parliament||Forest of Dean|
|• EU Parliament||South West England|
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. 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.
Kilcot is the home of The Kilcot Inn The name Kilcot has historically been given as Killicote (1283), Kyllicote, Kylcote (1281), Killecote, Kylcot, and Kulkotte (1307)  It has been suggested hat the name originates from "Cyllingcocotan" meaning the cots (dwellings) of the people of Cylla.
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