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Awre, Gloucestershire

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Awre, Gloucestershire

Awre is a village and civil parish in the Forest of Dean district of Gloucestershire, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 1,644. The parish includes Awre and the larger village of Blakeney, and also Etloe, Gatcombe, Two Bridges and Viney Hill. Between 1851 and 1959 the village was served by Awre for Blakeney railway station.
DistrictForest of Dean
Post townBlakeney
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO7008
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01594
Population1,644 (2001)

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


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

Awre, par. with ry. sta., W. Gloucestershire, 2 miles SE. of Newnham, 4313 ac. land and 1860 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 1179; P.O.

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