Place:West Dean Rural, Gloucestershire, England

NameWest Dean Rural
TypeRural district
Coordinates51.782°N 2.577°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     (1894 - 1974)
See alsoForest of Dean District, Gloucestershire, Englandadministrative district which took over the area in 1974
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West Dean Rural District was a rural district in Gloucestershire, England from 1894 to 1974. It included a number of civil parishes from its establishment and gained further territory in 1935.

It was formed from the part of the Monmouth Rural Sanitary District that was in Gloucestershire (the rest, in Monmouthshire, becoming part of Monmouth Rural District).

The district was abolished in 1974 when its area became part of the Forest of Dean District, under the Local Government Act 1972.

List of Parishes

Coleford tything, chapelry, civil parish 1935 - 1974 formerly an urban district
English Bicknor ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Lydbrook civil parish 1935 - 1974 previously a part of East Dean civil parish; was transferred from the East Dean and United Parishes Rural District
Newland tything, ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
Staunton (near Coleford) ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974
West Dean township, ancient parish, civil parish 1894 - 1974

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