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Blakeney is a village in Gloucestershire, England.[2] It is the largest village in the parish of Awre and has views of the Forest of Dean.

Blakeney
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Blakeney is located in Gloucestershire
Blakeney
Blakeney
Location within Gloucestershire
Population801 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSO672070
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBLAKENEY
Postcode districtGL15
PoliceGloucestershire
FireGloucestershire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
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51°45′40″N 2°28′35″W / 51.76125°N 2.47636°W / 51.76125; -2.47636Coordinates: 51°45′40″N 2°28′35″W / 51.76125°N 2.47636°W / 51.76125; -2.47636

It was the site of a Roman villa, dating to 75 AD,[2] and home to Thomas Sternhold, a groom of King Henry VIII's Robes.[2]

The local manor house is Hayes Manor, Viney Hill.[3] Hawfield House on Newnham Road was built c. 1790.

GovernanceEdit

The parish lies in the Awre electoral ward, which includes the villages of Awre and Blakeney. The population at the 2011 census was 1,714.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Blakeney". Virtual guide to the Royal Forest Of Dean. Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Hayes Manor". Daily Telegraph.
  4. ^ "Awre ward 2011". Retrieved 26 March 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Blakeney, Gloucestershire at Wikimedia Commons