Coleford Gloucestershire Family History Guide

Coleford is an Ecclesiastical Parish and a market town in the county of Gloucestershire, created in 1782 from chapelry in Newland Ancient Parish. Parish church: Parish registers begin: 1768 Nonconformists include: Baptist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist. Parishes adjacent …

Coleford Universal British Directory 1791

A small town on the borders of Monmouthshire, is in the parish of Newland.  It has a tolerable market on Friday, and two annual fairs, viz. June 20 for wool, and December 5 for cheese. At Lidbrook and Redbrook, 3 miles from this town, are very extensive iron forges and …