Villages Of The Forest of Dean
Apart from it being a rather overcast morning I enjoyed my walk around this small but pretty village. Newland is notable for its parish church of All Saints, known as the 'Cathedral of the Forest'. It was the centre of a large parish with complex boundaries and scattered settlements. The church contains the "Miners Brass", just 1 ft (30 cm) high, which depicts a helmet, crest and figure of a mediaeval miner of the Forest of Dean with a hod and pick in his hand and candlestick in his mouth. With the growth of Coleford, Newland remained small and mainly residential with two sets of almshouses, a grammar school, and in the mid 18th century a successful private school. I'll certainly return to retake some of the images on a sunnier day.