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County - Gloucestershire | Map
Tel code: 01594 | code search
Postcode: GL14 | code search
Population: 8100
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Birthplace of:
Jimmy Young
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Folk Customs:
Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
Cotswold Olimpick Shin-Kicking
Cranham Feast
Gloucesters Royal Lamprey Pie Gift
Marshfield Mummers
Pig Face Day
Randwick Wap
St Briavels Bread and Cheese Throwing
Tetbury Sack Race

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Cinderford Market
"There is no market at Cinderford on ANY day. There was one stall selling plants and another selling Vegetables. Spoke to lots of locals and they informed us there has ..." More

Crystal Travel
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Cinderford has grown from humble beginnings to become on of the largest towns in the Forest of Dean. First mentioned in 1258 as Cinder or Synder Ford it was the place where a trackway from the ferry crossing at Newnham to Monmouth crossed the Soudley Brook. The original settlement built up aground the ford ; which was replaced by a bridge in 1647. By the late 18th and early 19th centuries the village had began to develop as more coal mines were opened causing an influx of workers and their families. In the mid 19th century the town was largely re-built under the influence of the colliery owners Edward Protheroe and Aaron Goold, so that by 1841 Cinderford could support two Inns and at least ten beer-houses! As well as the body, the soul was not neglected; St.John the Baptist was built in 1844, designed by Edward Blore in the early 13th century style in sandstone with ashlar dressing; St.Stephens, 1890 designed by E H Lingen-Barker out of grey sandstone with Bath stone dressings, there was also a Wesleyan Chapel in 1849 and a Baptist Chapel in 1860. As the town expanded the centre shifted away from the original position around St.Johns to its present location known as "The Triangle". With the closing of coal mining in the 1960`s the town suffered a period of decline but the economic up-turn in the 1980/90`s has attracted many new businesses. With it`s elevated position Cinderford offers some outstanding views over the River Seven and makes an ideal base from which to explore the Forest of Dean.

Accountant

Abacus Accounting Services

Attraction

Dean Heritage Centre
Rainforest Collection

Care Home

Hobbit's Holt
Red House

Cinema

Palace Cinema Cinderford

Dentist

Cinderford Dental Centre

Estate Agent

Kevin J Toombs
Netting Tony
Taylors Estate Agents

Market

Cinderford Market

Pub and Bar

Bridge Inn
Forge Hammer Inn
Golden Lion
Mount Pleasant Pub
New Inn
The Swan

Solicitor

N Morrow
Thorpe & Thorpe

Taxi

Crystal Travel

K C Cars

Sports Clubs

Cinderford Town (Amateur Football)
Ross Town (Amateur Football)

Shops

Ensors Butchers
Wyedean Wholefoods
Caldwell Creations
Dean Heritage Cafe
Muzos Cafe
Cheers Cafe
D & J Jackson
Stantones Ltd
Ensor Butchers
Terrys Family Butchers
The Corner Bakery & Coffee Shop
Scarlett Rose
Flowercraft
Irene's Flower Shop
Ashton & Daniels
David Kear Opticians
Winner Bikes

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Forest Pet Supplies
The Gallery Cinderford
J W Blinds
Hawthorn Pet & Animal Supplies

Places to Stay near Cinderford

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Littledean House Hotel (0.80 miles)

Littledean House Hotel

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Littledean House Hotel is a family run guest house, situated in the heart of the un-spoilt countryside of the forest of dean. Our hotel is an ideal base for exploring ... More

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The Belfry Hotel (0.88 miles)

The Belfry Hotel
The Belfry Hotel is situated on the edge of the beautiful Forest of Dean which is one of the few remaining hunting Forests which still boasts of herd of wild fallow deer. There are many ... More | visit website
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Speech House (2.59 miles)

Speech House

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This 17th century former hunting lodge rests in the heart of the Royal Forest of Dean. Comfortably appointed bedrooms, several with four-poster beds have been tastefully refurbished and offer modern facilities ... More

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Yew Tree Inn Motel (3.06 miles)

Yew Tree Inn Motel
The Yew Tree is located on the gloucestershire and Herefordshire border and only a 20 minute drive to the welsh border and to Cheltenham racecourse.

The Yew Tree dates back to 1609 and was recently purchased ... More | visit website
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High Beeches (3.06 miles)

High Beeches

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Nestling high above the rich woodlands of the Royal Forest of Dean, this large detached property and its gardens enjoy panoramic views across the hills and mountains ... More

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Old Passage Inn (3.75 miles)

The Old Passage, for centuries the site of the ford across the River Severn, is now a seafood restaurant with hotel accommodation. Set at the end of a peninsula on a great ox bow bend, ... More | visit website
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Conqueror Cottage at Stud Farm (3.77 miles)

Conqueror Cottage at Stud Farm

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Set down a tree lined drive (pictured), these three newly converted, spacious and immaculately presented cottages are delightfully located on the fringes of the village of Blaisdon. ... More

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The Farmers Boy Inn (4.34 miles)

The Farmers Boy Inn

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Set In the Gloucestershire Countryside this Award winning 17th Century Inn with Oak Beams & open Log Fires has something for everyone. A home from home family atmosphere,weather its a ... More

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Farmers Boy Inn (4.34 miles)

Farmers Boy Inn
Award Winning 17th Century Country Inn & Restaurant with Open Fires, Oak Beamed Restaurant, Lounge, Bar & Games room. Child Friendly & Dog Friendly Beer Garden with Home cooked Food served all Day everyday, Real ... More | visit website
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Edale House (4.71 miles)

Edale House

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Built in 1850, this elegant Georgian house, overlooking the cricket green in the charming village of Parkend, invites you to relax and unwind at the heart of the Royal Forest of ... More

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