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Situated on the Herefordshire/Gloucestershire border rural Gorsley is rich with social history. Now a thriving community benefiting from the M50 junction, the hamlets that combined to make the village first began to blossom in 1819 when they received their first teacher/pastor, thanks to the generosity of Edward Goff's estate. 

Soon after this date, the area began to lose the notorious titles of "Heathen's Heath" and "The Republic of the Lawless".

 

The images and resources linked to this page can also be accessed via QR codes on maps available from Gorsley's Community Shop. Why not take a wander down these picturesque lanes and see into the past?

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