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