Local Area

tiberton-riverThe neighbouring villages are: to the north – Tibberton, to the east – Highnam, to the south – Minsterworth, to the west – Huntley.

Tibberton is located 5 miles (8.0 km) from Glouster. The current population of Tibberton is approximately 650. Tibberton is a parish of 1,406 acres (5.69 km2) in an area with 248 households. The local primary school is Tibberton Community Primary School with roughly 110 pupils.
Highnam is a village and civil parish on the outskirts of the city of Gloucester. It is three miles northwest of the city on the A40, on its way to Ross, west of Alney Island and Over Bridge. The parish includes the villages of Lassington and Over. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 2,014.

Highnam was originally made up of farm land, which explains some of its street names (Brimsome Meadow, Poppy Field, Stoney Field, Long Field, Peters Field, Williams Orchard, et al.). As a village, Highnam is fairly small, containing a few social amenities. Its contents include the Church of the Holy Innocents, a school (Highnam C of E Primary,) a village hall, a day nursery, a village shop and a doctor’s surgery.

Minsterworth is located on the west bank of the River Severn. The village is stretched out along the A48 which runs from Gloucester to Chepstow. Minsterworth has a primary school, a very pretty Church and a unique village hall, along with lots of old and interesting properties. There are still visible remains of a medieval footpath along the lower lane.

Huntley is a village on the A40 located seven miles (11 km) west of Glouster in the north of the Forest of Dean. Huntley has a parish, and a sub-district, in Westbury-on-Severn district, Gloucester. The village stands near the boundary with Hereford, 2 miles north east of Mitcheldean-Road station, and 4 south of Newent; and has a post office under Gloucester. The parish comprises 1, 409 acres. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1863; is in the decorated English style; comprises nave, chancel, north aisle, organ recess, and vestry; has had a spire added to the tower, and a brooch spire to the stair turret; is richly fitted, in the interior.