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[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"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]

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Archives & Libraries

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

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

  • "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)

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Maps

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