West Dean, Gloucestershire
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The Forest of Dean was an extra-parochial area in the St Briavels Hundred of Gloucestershire. It was without the usual parish structure until the West Dean and East Dean townships were formed in 1844. For poor relief, West Dean was grouped into the Monmouth Poor Law Union and was included in the Monmouth rural sanitary district.
West Dean is the largest civil parish in the Forest of Dean, both in respect of its population and its geographical size.
At the 2001 census there were 10,305 people living in West Dean parish, more than in any of the Forest towns. The size of the parish is a considerable 11,579 acres and stretches from Berry Hill and Christchurch in the north to Bream in the south and from Sling in the west to Viney Hill in the east.
Villages in the civil parish
- "Civil parish population 2011.Retrieved 26 March 2015". https://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11130338&c=GL16+7NN&d=16&e=62&g=6427202&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=0&s=1427387976619&enc=1.
- Youngs, Frederic (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0-901050-67-9.
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