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Whitecroft, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Whitecroft, a hamlet in Parkend ecclesiastical parish, West Dean township, Gloucestershire, 3 miles N of Lydney, and 5 SE of Coleford. It has a station on the Severn and Wye (M.R. and G.W.R. Joint) railway, and a post and money order omce under Lydney; telegraph office, at the railway station. It is a straggling place. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.



Wesleyan Chapel

The Wesleyan chapel was erected at a cost of £470, on a site given by Mr. T. H. Deakin.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.


Online maps of Whitecroft are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictForest of Dean
RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL15