Coronavirus update

We’re pleased to welcome pre-booked researchers and volunteers.   Please see details of our new arrangements on our Preparing to Visit page.

You will need to book your documents in advance.

Gloucestershire Family History Society have re-opened for pre-booked visits.


External emails

We are currently unable to receive external emails so please ring us on 01452 425295 if the matter is urgent and/or about your visit.   Apologies for the inconvenience.

Stow Local and Family History

For anyone who wants to know about past and present life in Stow and the North Cotswolds area.

  • The centre can be used at any time when Stow library  is open


  • Wide range of books about Stow and the surrounding area (North Cotswolds)
  • Victoria County History of Gloucestershire
  • Standard histories of Gloucestershire


  • Evesham Journal covering the North Cotswolds on microfilm for 1890-1951, 1985-1989 (Cotswold Journal)


  • Copies of tithe maps for parishes in the North Cotswold area 
  • Maps and plans of Stow 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


  • County directories on microfiche, 1820 to 1939

Campden & District Historical and Archaeological Society (CADHAS)

  • You can access the Society's website here

Moreton in Marsh & District Local History Society

  • You can access the society's website here

Stow Civic Society

  • You can access the Society's website here.

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