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The Village Websmith - Web Design & Services in & around Abenhall

Abenhall is a tiny, ancient village in a secluded quiet valley near Mitcheldean. The parish includes the settlement of Plump Hill, on the Mitcheldean to Cinderford Road as it climbs into the high Forest.

Once part of the Westbury Hundred (which was known as Dene at the time of the 1086 Doomsday book) Abenhall is on the Flaxley to Mitcheldean Road. Originally a mining and iron making centre, it is notable for its 14th century Church of St Michael, which is built of local red sandstone and has excellent contemporary carvings relating to the Forest of Dean's industries. These include a shield bearing the arms of the Freeminers on the west wall and the fabulous mid -15th century octagonal font, that has tools of miners and metalworkers incised on its St Michaels at Abenhall sides.

St. Michael's Church - originally built as a chapel of ease, the church was expanded in the 14th century to include nave, south aisle and tower. The arms of the Freeminers can be seen on the south side of the tower and on the 18th century font. St. Michael's Church - Abenhall is 1.5 km south of Mitcheldean and is set in beautiful surroundings on the edge of the Forest. Old Parish baptism, marriage and burial registers, from 1596, are stored at the Gloucestershire Record Office. For more information, please call us on the number shown, or click in the header of any page to email

Photo from Featured Project near Abenhall
St Peter's School in South Weald has saved a substantial sum on printing and duplicating through enlightened use of its website.

With a new website for the new year, your school can really brighten up its image, always a help in attracting new parents. Not only that, used to its best effect, your website can replace much of the printed and duplicated material currently sent home with pupils or sent out by post.

Our School Already Has a Website and We Have No Budget!

No budget? No problem! With Webinthebox? from The Village Websmith, there is a new pay as you go option that dramatically reduces the cash outlay for a new website. For a typical school Webinthebox? site, such as St Peter's Primary School, South Weald, this costs just ?30 per month - a pound a day! OK, we ask for the first 6 months in advance, but then you pay nothing until month 7. That is purely because all our costs are incurred at the beginning of the process, so smoothing out cashflow helps us keep costs down.

Already got a website? No problem! Starting with a facelift, we can take over the management of your existing site, adding our own content management system, keeping the bits you like and updating the bits you don't like in the process.

So What Does the School Get For Its Money?

  • Website creation and content transfer/upload/creation comprising (for example):
    • Home page
    • Essential information
    • Admissions Policy page
    • School Uniform page
    • Curriculum Aims page
    • BREEAM page
    • News and events
    • Calendar of Events page
    • Extra Curricular Activities page
    • Newsletter page/?blog
    • School Association Info page
    • School lunches menu
    • School Governors page
    • Photo/artwork gallery
    • Extended Services page
    • Document Download page
    • Enquiries Form page
    • Education Links page
    • Head Teacher?s Message of the Day page
  • Full content management system
  • Graphics suite creation
  • Choice of
    • Eight content updates per year
    • Eight content management coaching sessions per year
  • Website facelift and makeover every other year
  • Automatic hosting renewals
  • Automatic domain name renewals
  • Up to five mailboxes (if required)

Web & Internet Services Services Provided in:
  • Abenhall
  • Website
  • Web design
  • Search engine optimisation
  • SEO
  • Webvertising
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Promotion
  • Graphic design
  • Branding
  • Brochures
  • Exhibition graphics