Forest of Dean District
Forest of Dean District
Forest of Dean shown within Gloucestershire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||South West England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Forest of Dean District Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative (council NOC))|
|• MPs||Mark Harper|
|• Total||203.2 sq mi (526.4 km2)|
|Area rank||87th (of 317)|
|• Rank||281st (of 317)|
|• Density||430/sq mi (160/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||99.1% White|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||23UD (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
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 and villages in the district include Blakeney, Cinderford, Drybrook, English Bicknor, Huntley, Littledean, Longhope, Lea, Lydbrook, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Newnham and Newent.
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
- Littledean, Little London, Longhope, Lydbrook, Lydney
- Newent, Newland, Newnham
- Redmarley D'Abitot, Ruardean, Rudford, Ruspidge
- Soudley, St. Briavels, Staunton (near Coleford), Staunton (near Gloucester), Symonds Yat
- Taynton, Tibberton, Tidenham
- Westbury-on-Severn, West Dean, Woolaston
- "Forest of Dean Parish Map" (PDF). Gloucestershire County Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 August 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
- "Administrative unit Forest of Dean District District/Unitary Authority". A Vision of Britain. Archived from the original on 9 July 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
- "Forest of Dean: Local government and public services Pages 377-381 A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 5, Bledisloe Hundred, St. Briavels Hundred, the Forest of Dean". British History Online. Victoria County History. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
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