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Littledean is located in Gloucestershire
 Littledean shown within Gloucestershire
Population 1,296 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SO672130
Civil parish Littledean
District Forest of Dean
Shire county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Cinderford
Postcode district GL
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Forest of Dean
List of places

Coordinates: 51°48′53″N 2°28′38″W / 51.81466°N 2.47721°W / 51.81466; -2.47721

Littledean is a village in the Forest of Dean, west Gloucestershire, England. The village has a long history and formerly had the status of a town. Littledean Hall was originally a Saxon hall, although it has been rebuilt and the current house dates back to 1612. The remains of a Roman temple are situated in the grounds. Neither the hall or Roman remains are open to the public.

Collectively, the villages and the surrounding wood (Forest of Dean) were mentioned in the Domesday Book as Dene, and appear as Dena in 1130.[2]


The village falls in the 'Littledean and Ruspidge' electoral ward. This ward has Littledean in the north plus Ruspidge and Soudley civil parish in the south. The total ward population taken at the 2011 census was 3,768.[3]

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  1. ^ "Parish population 2011.Retrieved 27 March 2015". 
  2. ^ Ekwall, Eilert, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 4th edition, 1960. p. 140. ISBN 0198691033.
  3. ^ "Littledean and Ruspidge ward 2011.Retrieved 27 March 2015". 
  4. ^ Travel Guide; Littledean Jail;; Forest of Dean

External links[edit]

Media related to Littledean at Wikimedia Commons