Harrow Hill, Gloucestershire

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Harrow Hill
Cottages at Harrow Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1355254.jpg
Cottages at Harrow Hill
Harrow Hill is located in Gloucestershire
Harrow Hill
Harrow Hill
Location within Gloucestershire
OS grid referenceSO621175
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDrybrook
Postcode districtGL17
Dialling code01594
PoliceGloucestershire
FireGloucestershire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
51°50′56″N 2°30′47″W / 51.849°N 2.513°W / 51.849; -2.513Coordinates: 51°50′56″N 2°30′47″W / 51.849°N 2.513°W / 51.849; -2.513
Holy Trinity Church, Harrow Hill

Harrow Hill is a village situated in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. It is contiguous with the larger village of Drybrook. Originally, the village was known as Harry Hill.[1][2] "Until fairly recently the village was once called Harry Hill"

The Harrow Hill church, Holy Trinity, was opened in 1817, and is known as The Forest Church.[3] The village has its own football club, Harrow Hill F.C..

The main route that bisects the village is Trinity Road. This links the village to Drybrook and the A4136 (Gloucester to Monmouth). At the halfway point of the road stands a battle weary red telephone box, which is sadly in a state of neglect. From here, there are good views across the valley to Ruardean Hill.

The Football club can be found at the end of Larksfield Road, and is easily located by the floodlight towers that stand on the corners of the main pitch (a further pitch is located adjacent to the car park).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fweb.org.uk/towns/5-Drybrook
  2. ^ OS One inch Series Sheet 143 1968 edition
  3. ^ Forestchurch.org.uk Archived 11 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine