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Coaley church
Grid reference: SO771015
Location: 51°42’42"N, 2°19’58"W
Population: 766
Post town: Dursley
Postcode: GL11
Dialling code: 01453
Local Government
Council: Stroud

Coaley is a village in Gloucestershire roughly four miles from the little town of Dursley, and five miles from Stroud. It has a population of around 770.

The village drops from the edge of the Cotswold Hills, overlooked by Frocester Hill and Coaley Peak picnic site, towards the River Cam at Cam and Cambridge, looking out to the Severn Estuary beyond.

Coaley has many amenities, including a 300-year-old pub, the Old Fox (was The Fox and Hounds until November 2018 [1]), the Coaley C of E Primary School, a church, a village hall, and a community shop, set up in recent years using the former reception classroom of the school. Cam and Dursley railway station (near the former Coaley Junction station) was reopened in 1994 (the original closed in 1965) and is situated on the South-Western border of the village.


  • Cricket: Coaley Cricket Club
  • Football: Coaley Rovers, also known as the Coaley Crows

Events and society

Coaley also holds an annual produce show, which has been held since 1942 on the first Saturday in September.

Local legend has it that one of the original script writers of The Archers, Geoffrey Webb, drank regularly in the (now closed) Swan Public House in the village, and his experiences helped inspire the long-running radio serial.

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Coaley)