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Redmarley D'Abitot is a civil parish and village in the Forest of Dean District of Gloucestershire, England. Although now in Gloucestershire, Redmarley was in Worcestershire until 1931. Even when it was technically in Worcestershire it was part of the Newent Rural District. (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time)
In addition to the village of Redmarley, the civil parish also includes the settlements of Lowbands, Haw Cross, Playley Green, Kings Green and Durbridge (all redirected here). At the 2001 census the parish had a population of 705. The population has much reduced since the mid-19th century.
A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Redmarley D'Abitot from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:
- "REDMARLEY-D'ABITOT, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Newent [registration] district; the village and the parish in Worcestershire, but most of the sub-district in Gloucestershire. The village stands 1 mile N of the river Leadon, at the boundary with Gloucestershire, and 5¾ S W by S of Ledbury [railway] station; and has a post-office, of the name of Redmarley, under Gloucester. The parish comprises 3,778 acres. Real property: £6,442. Population in 1851: 1,192; in 1861: 1,265. Houses: 268. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Earl Beauchamp. Hazeldine House and Down Houseare chief residences. Lowlands estate was purchased by F. O' Connor, for his land scheme. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value: £900. Patron: J. D. T. Niblett, Esq. The church was rebuilt in 1856. There are a national school, and charities £14.
- "The sub-district contains also seven other parishes. Acres: 22,159. Population: 5,731. Houses: 1,238."
Sources for research will be in Worcestershire as well as in Gloucestershire.
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