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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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