Clearwell is a village in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England. The village stands some two miles south west of Coleford and some three miles east of the Wye Valley and the Welsh / English border. Most of Clearwell lies within a Conservation Area and there are many fine buildings in the village, typically constructed of local red sandstone. Notable among these buildings are Clearwell Castle and the Church of St Peter.
To the east of the village are the Clearwell Caves, used to mine iron ore for many thousands of years. The Romans mined iron at Clearwell Meend. Iron production expanded in medieval times and peaked in the 16th and 17th centuries, leaving a legacy of fine stone built buildings. ....
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