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East Dean

East Dean is a civil parish formed from an extraparochial area in 1842. There is no East Dean parish church. In the 19th Century several parishes were created in the area to cover the growing population. For events before the 1800s, people would have gone to the ancient parishes surrounding East and West Dean. For later events see Lydbrook, Drybrook and Cinderford

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of East Dean which are provided by:



Historical Geography

  • "Civil parish formed from extraparochial area 1842; abolished 1953 when civil parishes of Cinderford, Drybrook and Ruspidge were formed."
    (Ref: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester; I. Gray & E. Ralph, 1963)


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


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO650200 (Lat/Lon: 51.877420, -2.509859), East Dean which are provided by: