Links to other websites


Stroud District Council – Local History of Stroud – A history of Stroud from its origins to the present

Stroud District Council –  A history of the industrial Stroud Valleys – extract from a publication about the conservation of industrial heritage

Digital Stroud – information about Stroud and the area, and its history; a Stroud College project

History of Stroud from Victoria County History – there are several pages online; there is also a complete copy of the Glos VCH  in Stroud Local Studies room

Pigots 1830 directory of Stroud

Stroud Trade Directories – transcribed

Stroud Street Maps 1825 1835 1884 1903 1920 1952, re-drawn by John Hearfield

Stroud 1909 (BGAS) – Lloyd George’s Land Survey maps and landowners are being digitised by the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaelogical Society

Stroud town conservation area  (draft; 2007) has a history of Stroud, starting on page 6

Stroud Tourist Information

Stroud Local Oral History – the project continues even after the closure of StroudFM

Stroud History – Chas Townley’s own essays and research about Stroud

Old photos of Stroud Francis Frith’s online shop

Old photos of Stroud Edwin C Peckham

Stroud Town Council – Cemetery Leaflet

Stroud on Wikipedia

Stroud on film – British Pathe

Stroud Community TV – short films made by local people

A day out in Stroud in 1977 a BBC program

Stroud in 1986 – the BBC’s Domesday project

Stroud News & Journal

Stroud Town Council

Radical Stroud – History – poems and stories by Stuart Butler

Stroud Local Oral History

Stroud maps and directories


List of people’s names mentioned in ‘Notes & Recollections of Stroud’ by Paul Hawkins Fisher, first published 1871

Apperley genealogy – local family and wider

Edwin Beard Budding – details from the Museum in the Park

George Holloway and the Holloway Society – brief details from the company website

The Jewish community of Stroud, 1877-1908

RAF pilot and Slad pub landlord

Edward Weedon Winterbotham (4 Aug 1842 – 15 Aug 1918) of Bank House, Stroud – typed autobiographical note


Cotswold Playhouse history

The Field Estate – highlights of a five-year research project into William Cowle’s Victorian development of the old Arundell estate in Stroud

Park Gardens, Stroud – the origins and founders of the park, by Chas Townley

Stratford Park History – Stroud District Council Conservation Area statement; description and history of the estate’s buildings and its development

The Museum in the Park

Stroud Bank & Rodborough Fort – Dallaways link

Stroud mill descriptions – on the Cotswold Clothier website

Trinity Rooms VA Hospital

Marling School history – from the  Stroud school’s website

Stroud Technical School – once Brimscombe Polytechnic

Stroud Boys Technical School – the Old Boys Association website

Stroud High School History – from the  Stroud school’s website

Listed buildings in Stroud

Listed Buildings (the English Heritage National list)

Stroud Pubs – local section of a national list

Gloucestershire Pubs – this site has more detail, and usually photographs

Kimmins Mill


The Stroudwater Textile Trust

Stroud Preservation Trust

Stroud Civic Society


St Laurence Church, Stroud

Trinity Church, Stroud

Stroud churches

Stroud area churches

Stroud Catholic church & St Roses history

Grave/monument inscriptions:  Old Chapel – Chapel St,  St Laurence old church & Stroud Cemetery


Place names in the Five Valleys – a SNJ article by David King (2010)

The Follies of Stroud – pamphlet by the Folly Fellowship

Cloth industry & Mills – a useful list on the Nailsworth website

Berkeley Local History Society

Bisley Village Website

Cainscross – The Lake at The  Lawn

Chalford Hill

Chalford Parish Local History Group

Cotswold Canal Trust

Canal pubs – A study of the inns along the canals in the Stroud area by SLHS

Cranham Local History Society

Dursley & Cam

Ebley Mill history

Ebley Mill – see the virtual tour on Flickr

Horsley Parish history

A history of the parishes of Minchinhampton and Avening – written in 1915

Minchinhampton Local History Group

Highwood School Nailsworth

The Nailsworth Society

Nether Lypiatt Manor

Oakridge History Group

Paganhill community & heritage

Paganhill history

Paganhill Maypole history

Paganhill Maypole Hall history

Painswick Local History Society

Painswick Roads

Sources for studying the history of the village of Randwick

Remembering Rodborough Project

Rodborough audio history archive

Bread Street, Ruscombe, in the 1930s

Sheepscombe History Society

Stonehouse History Group

Stroud Valleys Buses history

Uley Society

Woodchester Historical Society

The Roman Villa at Woodchester

Woodchester Mosaic replica

Woodchester Mansion

Wotton-under-Edge Historical Society & Heritage Centre


Gloucestershire Archives: Online Catalogue

Gloucestershire BMD Indexes Births, Marriages & Deaths

Gloucestershire Family History Society

Gloucestershire Local History Association

Gloucestershire Local History Association Newsletters

Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology

Gloucestershire Pubs

Old Pubs in Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire Trade Directories extracts 1876 & 1894

The Living Memory Historical Association in Cirencester – Social History with special reference to everyday life in the Cotswolds during and after the Second World War.

Old maps

Gloucestershire old maps

Early 1900s maps

Ordnance Survey Maps –  1842-1952

Old Gloucestershire Diary transcript 1780s to 1869

Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society

Stanbrook Residents Handbook


Canal boatmen

Britain from the air

Imperial War Museum’s War Memorials Archive

Turnpike roads



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