Littledean

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Littledean
Gloucestershire
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Location
Grid reference: SO672130
Location: 51°48’53"N, 2°28’38"W
Data
Population: 1,296  (2011[1])
Post town: Cinderford
Postcode: GL14
Local Government
Council: Forest of Dean
Parliamentary
constituency:
Forest of Dean

Littledean is a village in the Forest of Dean, west Gloucestershire. 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]

Notable buildings

  • Littledean Hall, a country house.
  • The former prison in Littledean, which is now a crime museum.[3]

References

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