Mitcheldean  Gloucestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mitcheldean like this:

MITCHELDEAN, MITCHELL-DEAN, or DEAN-MAGNA, a village and a parish in Westbury-on-Severn district, Gloucester. The village stands in Dean Forest, 1 mile E of the boundary with Hereford, 2 S of MitcheldeanRoad r. station, and 5 NNW of Newnham; is an ancient place; takes its name partly from the word "mickle ''or. ...

great, and partly from its situation in Dean forest; and has a post office,‡ of the name of Mitcheldean, under Newnham, a good inn, a police station, and fairs on Easter Monday and 12 Oct. The parish comprises 680 acres. Real property, £2,637. Pop., 689. Houses, 144. The property is divided among a few. The manor and much of the land belong to the representatives of the 1ate Maynard Colchester, Esq. The Wilderness is the seat of Mrs. H. Davis. Coal and iron ore are worked in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £176.* Patrons, the representatives of the late M. Colchester. The church is chiefly later English; was recently restored; consists of nave, S aisle, two N aisles, chancel, and porch, with tower and lofty spire; and contains an ancient font, some wall-paintings of the time of Edward IV., and several old monuments. There are an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £81 a year, and charities £27.

Mitcheldean through time

Mitcheldean is now part of Forest of Dean district. Click here for graphs and data of how Forest of Dean has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Mitcheldean itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mitcheldean, in Forest of Dean and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th September 2019

Not where you were looking for?

Click here for more detailed advice on finding places within A Vision of Britain through Time , and maybe some references to other places called " Mitcheldean ".