Stroud from the air
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Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire, England. It is 16 kilometres south of Gloucester, 24 kilometres south-southeast of Cheltenham, 21 kilometres west-northwest of Cirencester and 42 kilometres northeast of Bristol. It is known for its cathedral and parks.
History[change | change source]
Stroud Parish was originally part of Bisely, until the church was assigned parochial rights by the rectors of Bisely in 1304.
It was heavily involved in the Industrial Revolution as a cloth town.
References[change | change source]
- "Stroud (Gloucestershire, South West England, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 31 March 2018.