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St Briavels, Gloucestershire

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St Briavels, Gloucestershire

St Briavels (pronounced Brevels) is a medium sized village and civil parish in the Royal Forest of Dean in west Gloucestershire, England; close to the England-Wales border, and 5 miles south of Coleford. It stands almost 800 feet above sea level on the edge of a limestone plateau above the valley of the River Wye, above an ancient meander of the river. To the west, Cinder Hill drops off sharply into the valley.
DistrictForest of Dean
Post townLYDNEY
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO5604
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western

Other names by which St Briavels, Gloucestershire has been known in the past

Breulis ~ Briavels St ~ St Brevals

St Briavels, Gloucestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

St Briavels, par. and vil., Gloucestershire - par., 4796 ac., pop. 1143; vil., near Offa's Dyke and 4½ miles SW. of Coleford; P.O.; has ruins of a castle built in time of Henry I.

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