Stroud, England

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Stroud
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Stroud shown within Gloucestershire
Population32,670 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSO851051
Civil parish
  • Stroud
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSTROUD
Postcode districtGL5
Dialling code01453
PoliceGloucestershire
FireGloucestershire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire
51°44′38″N 2°12′54″W / 51.744°N 2.215°W / 51.744; -2.215Coordinates: 51°44′38″N 2°12′54″W / 51.744°N 2.215°W / 51.744; -2.215

Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire, England. It is 16 km (9.9 mi) south of Gloucester, 24 km (15 mi) south-southeast of Cheltenham, 21 km (13 mi) west-northwest of Cirencester and 42 km (26 mi) northeast of Bristol. It is known for steep streets and cafe culture.

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]

  1. "Stroud (Gloucestershire, South West England, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 31 March 2018.