Research Framework for Forest of Dean District

Forest of Dean Archaeological Survey Stage 4: Module 3 Project Number 5291

By Jon Hoyle

This document is a sub-regional research framework for the Forest of Dean district in the western part of Gloucestershire.

It consists of:

  • A review of the current state of knowledge, describing the archaeological and palaeoenvironmental resource.
  • An identification of knowledge gaps and research questions to address them.
  • A strategy setting out research priorities and potential methodologies to inform future research.

Historic England funded the Archaeology Service of Gloucestershire County Council to prepare this document.


  • Introduction
  • Sources of information about archaeology in the Forest of Dean
  • The earlier prehistoric periods: Palaeolithic to Neolithic
  • The later prehistoric periods: Bronze Age to Iron Age
  • The Roman period
  • The Medieval period
  • The post-medieval and modern periods
  • Industry and trade
  • Research themes and actions
  • Bibliography and sources
  • Acknowledgements   

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 273
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