Newent  Gloucestershire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Newent like this:

Newent, market town and par. with ry. sta., Gloucestershire, in NW. of co., on the Hereford and Gloucester Canal, 8 miles NW. of Gloucester, 7803 ac., pop. 2889; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday. Newent (originally New Inn) is an ancient town, and was in former times a place of some importance. It is now a seat of petty sessions, and has mfrs. of linen fabrics and nails, and trade in cider and perry.

Newent through time

Newent 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 Newent itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 25th May 2024

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