"CLEARWELL, a tything and chapelry in the parish of Newland, in the hundred of St. Briavel's, in the county of Gloucester, 6 miles from the Lydney station of the South Wales railway, and 3 from Coleford, its post town It is situated near the river Wye. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £195, in the patronage of the Dowager Countess of Dunraven. The church is built of brick. Clearwell Court, the seat of the countess, is a fine edifice. In 1847, 3,000 Roman copper coins were found, chiefly of the reigns of Claudius, Posthumus, and Victorinus, but all between Gallienus and Aurelian."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- Original source material relating to Clearwell, and other parishes in Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the Gloucestershire Archives.
- The transcription of the section for Clearwell from the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Clearwell to another place.
- "Ecclesiastical parish formed from Newland, 1856."
(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 Clearwell 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 SO572081 (Lat/Lon: 51.769911, -2.622299), Clearwell which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)