Place:English Bicknor, Gloucestershire, England

NameEnglish Bicknor
Alt namesBicanofresource: Domesday Book (1985) p 112
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.838°N 2.609°W
Located inGloucestershire, England
See alsoSt. Briavels Hundred, Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was located
West Dean Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Forest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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English Bicknor is a village and civil parish in the Forest of Dean District of west Gloucestershire, England. According to the UK Census of 2001 the population was then 406. The village is close to the county border with Herefordshire and also with the border with Wales. On the opposite side of the border with Herefordshire is the village of Welsh Bicknor, the border being the River Wye. (Welsh Bicknor used to be in Wales until the border was redrawn.)

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article English Bicknor.

Registration Districts

Monmouth (1837 - 1937)
Forest of Dean (1937 - 2006)
Gloucestershire (2006 - )

Research Tips

Online sources which may also be helpful:

  • Volume 5, Chapter 3 of the Victoria County History of Gloucestershire found in the website British History Online expands on the subjects of freemining and foresters throughout the Hundred of St Briavels. The chapter includes maps of the various communities and their relationships to one another. There is an article specifically on English Bicknor.
  • GENUKI gives pointers to other archive sources as well as providing some details on each parish in the county. The emphasis here is on ecclesiastical parishes (useful before 1837)
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 and tables of the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Respect the copyright on this material.
  • The FamilySearch Wiki for Gloucestershire provides a similar but not identical series of webpages to that provided by GENUKI
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has a group of pages of statistical facts for almost every parish in the county
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