Lydney Town Council

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Council Chambers Claremont House High Street Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5DX, UK
5-7 High Street Lydney GB

Lydney covers approximately eight square miles, and stands on the north bank of the UK’s longest river, the River Severn, it is the gateway to the glorious Royal Forest of Dean by road, rail and sea.

Steeped in history it has been suggested that the Saxons named the settlement ‘Lydeney’ possibly meaning either ‘Travellers Island’ or ‘broad’, referring to the River Severn itself.

There is also evidence that the surrounding area has been farmed since the Bronze Age. Lydney Park is thought to have been a significant Roman settlement; with temple, bath house and guest house dating back to the 4th century, known as Dwarf’s Hill. Ever since Roman times there has continued to be a settlement. In later years, Lydney became important for producing and transporting coal, stone, tinplate and timber, with Lydney Harbour being a small but thriving port. In 1980, the lower and tidal basins and the connecting lock were classified as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and the rest of the harbour area, which dates from the 1870’s, is a rare and historically important example of an un spoilt 19th century harbour built for sailing ships. Both iron and coal were exported from the Forest, often on ships built using local oak grown in the Royal Forest of Dean. Until Stuart times, quite large ships were constructed at Lydney, including the 306-ton, 22-gun frigate ‘Forester’ in 1657 and the 620-ton frigate ‘Princess’ in 1660. The town was the home of Sir William Wintour, Admiral of the Fleet of Queen Elizabeth I in 1588, and many of the ships to oppose the Spanish Armada were built here.

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High Street, Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 5DX, United Kingdom 0 mi
Dean Gate Motel is only 50 minutes  drive away from Bristol airport and just 22 minutes drive fro...
Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU, United Kingdom 0.38 mi
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Forest Road, Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 5LD, United Kingdom 0.44 mi
New and Used FORD Car Sales in Lydney, Gloucestershire This year is our Silver Jubilee. We are ce...
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Unit 1, Old Fleece Chambers Newerne Street Lydney Gloucestershire GL15 5RA 0.49 mi
One Eye Shut is a photography business based in the Forest Of Dean in Gloucestershire. Predominan...
61 Newerne Street, Lydney, Glos GL15 5RA 0.54 mi
Kaplan’s Cafe & Bistro is situated Lydney and Coleford in the Forest of Dean, just a stone’s ...
The Old Park, Lydney, Near Chepstow. Forest of Dean. Gloucestershire. GL15 6BU. 0.62 mi
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1 Tuthill, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 5PA 0.63 mi
Found alongside the river Severn, we are a veterinary practice in the Forest of Dean, Gloucesters...
Lydney GL15 9AJ, United Kingdom 0.64 mi
The Sozo Women’s Resettlement Project is committed to providing spiritual and pastoral supp...
High Street, Aylburton, Gloucestershire GL15 6DE, United Kingdom 0.91 mi
The Cross Inn is a traditional and stylish country pub located at the gateway to the Forest of De...
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High Street, Aylburton, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15 6DE 0.91 mi
Ian, Carole and All the Team welcome you to The George Inn and Millingbrook Lodge which is ideall...
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Lydney GL15 4ET, United Kingdom 0.98 mi
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Unit 7, The Marina Business Park Harbour Road Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 5ET 1.14 mi
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Unit 5 Marina Business Park, Harbour Rd, Gloucestershire, GL15 5ET 1.14 mi
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Fir Tree House, Brains Green, Blakeney, Gloucestershire, UK GL15 4AJ. 2.42 mi
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Forest Prints Fine archival quality prints reproduced from old photographs, postcards & photo...
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A traditional country Inn located in Parkend, at the heart of the Forest of Dean. Bordered to the...
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