Forest of Dean (district)

Forest of Dean (district)

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 in the district include Cinderford, Newent and Tidenham.

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, Bromsberrow
*Churcham, Cinderford, Coleford, Corse
*Drybrook, Dymock
*English Bicknor
*Gorsley and Kilcot
*Hartpury, Hewelsfield and Brockweir, Huntley
*Littledean, Longhope, Lydbrook, Lydney,
*Newent, Newland, Newnham
*Redmarley D'Abitot, Ruardean, Rudford and Highleadon, Ruspidge
*Soudley, St. Briavels, Staunton, Staunton Coleford, Symonds Yat
*Taynton, Tibberton, Tidenham
*Westbury-on-Severn, West Dean, Woolaston

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