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The Cathedral Of The Forest

All Saints Church, Newland, The Cathedral of the Forest, dates back to the 1200’s. This historic church is home to the Miners Brass a symbol of the Royal Forest of Dean.

Attraction in or near Newland


Description

All Saints Church Newland, traditionally and affectionately known as the Cathedral of the Forest, dates back to the early 1200s. King John appointed Robert of Wakering as first Rector in 1216. The original, rather smaller, building was expanded during the next two hundred years to the size and shape of the present church. A further major restoration took place in the 1860’s. The village of Newland did not exist before the clearing was made in the Forest and the church built. 

This historic church is home to the Miners Brass a symbol of the Royal Forest of Dean.


Features

  • Attraction
  • Heritage
  • Museum
  • Rainy Days

Location

Almshouse Road
Newland
Gloucestershire
GL16 8NL
O/S Ref: SO555093

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Situated 1 mile South West of Coleford off the A466.

  • Coleford
  • Monmouth
  • Newland