Dymock  Gloucestershire


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.

Dymock through time

Dymock 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 Dymock itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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: 18th August 2022

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