Supplementary Information

The prime source of information about the Verderers is the comprehensive book written by the Senior Verderer, Dr. Cyril Hart:

The Verderers and Forest Laws of Dean (second edition). 2005 Lightmoor Press. 206 pp. ISBN 1 899 889 17 5

Dr Hart has also written a number of other books about aspects of the Forest of Dean including timber production, commoning, and industrial activity, including freemining.

Useful links:


Additional Download Files

Map of Statutory Forest
This map shows the statutory boundary of the Forest of Dean and the boundary of the Hundred of St Briavels.
Plan referred to in the Rules of Procedure for the