West Dean Rural District
|West Dean Rural District|
|1911 area||21,469 acres (86.88 km2)|
|1931 area||21,470 acres (86.9 km2)|
|1961 area||24,155 acres (97.75 km2)|
|Succeeded by||Forest of Dean|
|Governance||West Dean Rural District Council|
West Dean Rural District was a rural district in Gloucestershire, England from 1894 to 1974. It included a number of civil parishes, including, confusingly, one called West Dean, and gained further territory in 1935.
- English Bicknor; 457
- Coleford (1935–1974); 3,546
- Lydbrook (1935–1974); 2,465
- Newland; 963
- Staunton; 206
- West Dean; 9,939
Coleford parish, gained in 1935, was previously an urban district. The parish of Lydbrook was a new creation; it had previously formed part of the East Dean civil parish and was transferred from the East Dean and United Parishes Rural District.