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.

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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