In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Dymock like this:
DYMOCK, a village and a parish in Newent district, Gloucester. The village stands on the river Leadon, and on the Hereford and Gloucester canal, near the boundary with Hereford, 4 miles S of Ledbury r. station, and 4 NNW of Newent; was once a market-town; and has a post office under Gloucester. The parish is divided into Leadington, Ryland, and Woodend; and comprises 6, 875 acres. Real property of D. Leadington, £3, 265; of D. Ryland, £4, 267; of D. Woodend, £4, 201. Pop. ...
of the whole, 1,870. Houses, 414. The property is much sub-divided. The manor belonged anciently to the Dymocks, champions of England. An old seat of the Wyntours here was garrisoned for Charles I. Apples and pears are grown in great quantity; and oaks and elms attain a great age. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Valne £104.* Patron, Earl Beauchamp. The church was originally Norman; has been greatly modernized; possesses a low massive tower, with obtuse spire; and is in very good condition. A school has £91 from endowment; and other charities £54. John Kyrle, better known as "the Man of Ross, " was a native.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Dymock has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Forest of Dean. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Dymock and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Dymock, in Forest of Dean and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 06th March 2015
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