Building works affecting Gloucestershire Archives

We currently have builders on site. Before your visit, please check the latest information about opening hours and parking. You will need to order your documents before you visit.

We will be closed from Monday 11th December 2017, reopening as Gloucestershire Archives at the Heritage Hub on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. During this time  we will be relocating to the remodelled public space. We hope to keep disruption to our customers at a minimum as this is our least busy time of the year. We look forward to welcoming you to the Heritage Hub in the New Year

Stroud Local and Family History Centre

For anyone who wants to know about past and present life in the Stroud area.

Books and pamphlets

  • Wide range of books about Stroud and the surrounding area
  • Victoria County History of Gloucestershire
  • Standard histories of Gloucestershire

Newspapers and periodicals

  • Stroud newspapers on microfilm from 1852 to 1960, 1984 to date. Please check the newspaper list for holdings
  • Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
  • Proceedings of the Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club, 1852-1970


  • Copies of tithe maps for parishes in the Stroud area
  • Maps and plans of Stroud and surrounding area from the 1880s to the 1990s including Ordnance Survey maps at 25 inches to the mile/1:2500 on microfiche and 6 inches to the mile/1:10,000
  • GOAD plans of Stroud town centre showing shops and businesses, 1970 to date


  • county directories on microfiche, 1820 to 1939

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