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Archives and Libraries

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


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Lydbrook 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 Lydbrook which are provided by:


  • "LIDBROOK, a hamlet in the parish of English-Bicknor, hundred of St. Briavel's, county Gloucester, 4 miles S.W. of Mitcheldean. It is situated near the river Wye, and has some tin and iron work, said to have been the first established in the kingdom. There is a place of worship for Baptists. Coal and timber are brought from the Forest of Dean by tram railways, which run down to Newnham and Lydney on the Severn."
    [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Historical Geography

  • "Ecclesiastical parish formed from English Bicknor, Newland, Ruardean and from townships of East and West Dean, 1852."
    (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 Lydbrook 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 SO608157 (Lat/Lon: 51.838480, -2.570379), Lydbrook which are provided by: