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Westbury-on-Severn is located in Gloucestershire
 Westbury-on-Severn shown within Gloucestershire
OS grid reference SO716140
Civil parish Westbury-on-Severn
District Forest of Dean
Shire county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Forest of Dean
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Coordinates: 51°49′28″N 2°24′45″W / 51.8244°N 2.4124°W / 51.8244; -2.4124

Westbury-on-Severn is a rural village in England that is the centre of the large, rural parish, also called Westbury-on-Severn.


Tower, Spire and Church of St Peter and St Paul, Westbury-on-Severn

The village is situated on the A48 road (between Minsterworth and Newnham on Severn) and bounded by the River Severn to the south and west.

The village has a large parish church, which is distinctive, as the steeple is not attached to the main building because of a fire which burned down the old wooden building soon after the new steeple was completed. Within the porch of the church are several markings of crosses and full crosses made during the English Civil War

Westbury is just over a mile long and has one only housing estate, to the south of the main A48 road. The village also has a post office come village store, a pub "The Red Lion" and a doctor's surgery. Geoff Sterry, a coal and solid fuel merchant is also based in the village.

The parish of Westbury-on-Severn comprises more than twelve separate settlements and is a lively community with a tradition of strong support for a broad range of social events and sports and leisure groups mainly conducted by the church.

The village is served by three regular bus services, operated by Stagecoach: the 30 and 31 services between Coleford in the Forest of Dean and Gloucester and by the 23 service between Lydney and Gloucester.

Notable people[edit]

See Category:People from Westbury-on-Severn

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