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Coleford

Archives and Libraries

  • Original source material relating to Coleford, and other parishes in Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the Gloucestershire Archives.

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Coleford area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Coleford which are provided by:

Directories

Gazetteers

Historical Geography

  • Christchurch is an "ecclesiastical parish formed from extra-parochial area of the Forest of Dean, 1844."
    Coleford was a "chapelry of Newland until 1872, united with Staunton since 1922."
    (Ref: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester; I. Gray & E. Ralph, 1963)

  • "In County and Diocese of Glos. A small portion [of Coleford] was previously within Herefordshire, near Welsh Bicknor"
    (Ref: The Parish Registers of Herefordshire, J Harnden, 1987, ISBN 0 9512347 0 6).

You can see the administrative areas in which Coleford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO570100 (Lat/Lon: 51.786953, -2.624821), Coleford which are provided by: