Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of
Gloucestershire, England. It is the main town in
Situated below the western escarpment of the
Cotswold Hills at the
meeting point of the Five Valleys, the town is noted for its steep
streets, independent spirit and cafe culture. The Cotswold Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounds the town, and the Cotswold Way
path passes by it to the west. It lies 10 miles (16 km) south of
the city of Gloucester, 14 miles (23 km) south-southwest of
Cheltenham, 13 miles (21 km) west-northwest of
Cirencester and 26
miles (42 km) northeast of the city of Bristol.
London is 91
miles (146 km) east-southeast of
Stroud and the Welsh border at
Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, lies 19 miles (31 km) to the west as
the crow flies. Although not formally part of the town, the parishes
Cainscross and Ebley are contiguous with
Stroud and are
generally considered as official suburbs.
Stroud acts as a centre for surrounding villages and small market
towns including Amberley, Bisley, Bussage, Chalford, Dursley,
Eastcombe, Eastington, King's Stanley, Leonard Stanley,
Minchinhampton, Nailsworth, Oakridge, Painswick, Randwick, Selsley,
Sheepscombe, Slad, Stonehouse, Thrupp and Woodchester.
3 Character and amenities
5 Farmers' market
6.2 Primary schools
6.3 Secondary schools
6.4 Tertiary education
11 Politics and media
13 Notable people
13.4 Engineering and manufacturing
13.8 Sportsmen and women
14 Twin towns
15 Songs about Stroud
17 External links
Stroud is known for its involvement in the Industrial Revolution.
It was a cloth town: woollen mills were powered by the small rivers
which flow through the five valleys, and supplied from Cotswold sheep
which grazed on the hills above. Particularly noteworthy was the
production of military uniforms in the colour Stroudwater
Scarlet. The area became home to a sizable
Huguenot community in
the 17th century, fleeing persecution in Catholic France, followed
by a significant
Jewish presence in the 19th century, linked to the
tailoring and cloth industries.
Stroud was an industrial and trading location in the 19th century, and
so needed transport links. It first had a canal network in the form of
Stroudwater Navigation and the Thames & Severn Canal, both of
which survived until the early 20th century. Restoration of these
canals as a leisure facility by a partnership of
Council and the
Cotswold Canals Trust
Cotswold Canals Trust is well under way with a
multimillion-pound Lottery grant.
Stroud railway station
Stroud railway station (on the
Swindon Golden Valley Line) was designed by Isambard
High Street, the main shopping street
Though there is much evidence of early historic settlement and
Stroud parish was originally part of Bisley, and only began
to emerge as a distinct unit in the 13th century, taking its name from
the marshy ground at the confluence of the
Slad Brook and the River
Frome called "La Strode", and was first recorded in 1221. The church
was built by 1279, and it was assigned parochial rights by the rectors
of Bisley in 1304, often cited as the date of Stroud's foundation.
Historic buildings and places of interest in the area include the
neolithic long barrows (
Uley Long Barrow) at Uley,
Selsley Common and
Nympsfield to the west;
Roman era remains at Frocester, West Hill near
Uley, and Woodchester; the medieval buildings at Beverston Castle; and
the outstanding Tudor houses at
Newark Park and Owlpen Manor.
Woodchester Mansion is a masterpiece of the
Gothic Revival by local
architect Benjamin Bucknall.
From 1837 to 1841, Stroud's MP was Lord John Russell of the Whig
party, who later became Prime Minister. Russell was an important
politician: he was responsible for passing Acts of Parliament such as
the Public Health Act 1848, but he is mainly remembered as one of the
chief architects of the Reform Act 1867. This Act, also known as the
Second Reform Act, gave the vote to every urban male householder, not
just those of considerable means. This increased the electorate by 1.5
million voters. Lord John Russell is remembered in the town in the
names of two streets, John Street and Russell Street, as well as the
Lord John public house.
At the 2001 UK census,
Stroud civil parish had a total population of
12,690. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. Ethnically,
the population is predominantly white (98.2%). 20.6% of the
population were under the age of 16 and 8.3% were aged 75 and over;
the mean age of the people of the urban area was 39.5. 92.6% of
residents described their health as "fair" or better, similar to the
average of 92.8% for the wider district. The average household
size was 2.4. Of those aged 16–74, 24.5% had no academic
qualifications, lower than the national average of 28.9%. Of
those aged 16–74, 2.6% were unemployed and 28.4% were economically
inactive. At the 2011 census, 107,026 people were described as
white British, plus 591 being from the Irish Republic. 2,752 were
white other, 364 Caribbean, 129 African, 429 Asian and 300 other
Asian, all from mixed multiple ethnic groups. Of these, India,
Pakistan and Bangladesh accounted for 258 people. Chinese ad Arab
people accounted for 226 people.
The are two definitions for the town of Stroud. The narrowest
definition is the parish, which had a population of 13,259 in 2011 and
only includes the town centre and inner suburban areas. The urban
subdivision had a population of 32,670 and includes many suburbs often
considered part of the town. The urban area, which includes
Stonehouse that has a largely separate identity, and other surrounding
villages had a population of 60,155. Despite its extensive urban
Stroud is surrounded by the greenbelt of the Cotswolds to the
north, south and east.
Character and amenities
Stroud has a significant artistic community that dates back to the
early 20th century.
Jasper Conran called
Stroud "the Covent Garden of
the Cotswolds"; the
Daily Telegraph has referred to it as "the
artistic equivalent of bookish Hay-on-Wye"; while the London
Evening Standard likened the town to "Notting Hill with wellies".
The town has the largest and most diverse number of creative artists,
musicians and authors outside London.
Kite aerial photo of
Stroud Leisure Centre
Kite aerial photograph of the restoration of the walled garden at the
Museum in the Park.
The town was one of the birthplaces of the organic food movement and
was home to Britain's first fully organic café, Woodruffs. The
Biodynamic Agricultural Association is based in the town.
For many years
Stroud has hosted a fringe festival on the second
weekend in September. A new committee took over in early 2015 and now
holds the festival on August Bank Holiday each year. The festival has
been expanded to cover art and literature, as well as a diverse range
of unsigned[clarification needed] bands. With a number of outdoor
stages, and the majority of the venues in town taking part, over 400
performers can be seen free of charge over the course of the weekend.
The town also hosts an annual series of lectures and exhibitions on
contemporary textiles and textile culture called SELECT, run by Stroud
International Textiles, the UK's only festival to celebrate the
diverse culture of textiles.
The Stroudwater Textile Trust was founded in 1999 to link the past and
present of textiles in the Five Valleys and to manage the opening
of several mills in which historic textile machinery, including a
working waterwheel, has been restored and is demonstrated. The Trust
has produced a DVD, Rivers of Cloth, using archive film and interviews
which was due to be released in early 2011 and a photographic survey
of surviving woollen mills was undertaken for a book,
Wool and Water,
and was due to be published in 2012.
Stroud has a strong community of independent shops and cafés. The
town centre has seen two controversial developments: a new cinema
(which replaced the bus station) and a branch of
when plans were unveiled in 2004, came against opposition from
locals.[did it attract enough support to remain open until 2016?]
Subscription Rooms in the heart of the town centre provide a venue
for a wide variety of entertainment and also house the Tourist
Information Centre. There is also a small theatre, the Cotswold
Playhouse, which is home to the amateur Cotswold Players; it
occasionally hosts visiting professional companies.
On the fringes of the town are Stratford Park, originally the park of
a small local weaver, now home to a leisure centre with an indoor and
an outdoor swimming pool, and the Museum in the Park, a museum of the
history and culture of the
The Redlers industrial estate is the site of the original Dudbridge
Mills, located directly beside the River Frome. From the mid-18th
century onwards it housed the three mills of Daniel Chance, who sold
it in the mid-18th century: one corn; one gig and a dyehouse with
eight drying racks. It was acquired in 1794 by John Apperley, whose
family used the site for wool and cloth making for the next 140 years.
In 1801 an industrial accident killed a young worker.
Stroud citizens have a history of protest going back to the
Stroudwater Riots of 1825. In the late 1970s
Against The Ringroad prevented
Gloucestershire County Council's
attempt to introduce new traffic plans. A few years later Stroud
District Council tried to demolish 18th-century buildings in the town
Stroud High Street Action Group, with some rooftop protests
and a high court judgement, demonstrated against this. The restored
buildings are now a feature of the High Street. After a short
occupation a compromise was reached in the demolition of buildings in
Cornhill with many being saved, including one identified as a medieval
house. This campaign led to the formation of the
Trust. which has been instrumental in saving many of the town's oldest
buildings like Withey's house, the Brunel Goods Shed and the Hill Paul
Stroud Save The Trees Campaign came to national prominence in August
Stroud District Council tried to implement a road-widening
scheme by a midnight raid on thirteen trees it wished to fell within
the perimeter of Stratford Park. However local people got wind of the
'secret' and were there first to protect the trees. After a stand-off
that lasted till dawn the police called off the operation on the
grounds of public safety. The following year instead of road-widening
the first 'traffic calming' in the county was installed. The trees
remain to this day.
The restored Hill Paul building
A few years later
Stroud District Council planned to fell the only
mature tree in the town centre – the hornbeam on the Subscription
rooms forecourt. A quickly mobilised citizenry persuaded them
otherwise and the hornbeam survived.
Stroud District Council gave permission for the Victorian
landmark Hill Paul building to be demolished. After thwarting
demolition, local activists formed a company and sold enough shares at
£500 each to take an option on the building, which they passed on to
a local developer. The building has now been restored and converted
into apartments (see photo on the right).
Stroud Hospitals Taskforce has been campaigning since spring
2006 against a range of cuts to health services in and around Stroud,
with thousands of people taking part in street demonstrations. Stroud
Maternity Hospital was saved in September 2006.
The Uplands Post Office branch in
Stroud was one of 26 in the county
to shut as part of a nationwide programme to cut losses. Following
local opposition, the Post Office agreed to talks with civic chiefs to
look at how it could reopen. The town council agreed to provide
£10,000 of funding for the service in 2008 and up to £25,000 for
2009. In November 2008 it was confirmed that
Stroud has become only
the second place in Britain to save one of its Post Offices.
However, despite the protests, Tesco opened a store near Stratford
park in 1989,
McDonald's built a fast food restaurant at Rowcroft in
2005 and soon after, the bus station was replaced with a cinema.
In September 2010 the BNP scrapped plans to move their national media
Stroud after protests by local residents.
In February 2012 NHS managers agreed to halt plans for
Hospital to be run by a social enterprise after local residents
mounted a legal challenge in the High Court.
There is still a small textile industry (the green baize cloth used to
cover snooker tables and the cloth covering championship tennis balls
is made here), but today, the town functions primarily as a centre for
light engineering and small-scale manufacturing, and a provider of
services for the surrounding villages.
Stroud is a Fairtrade Town.
Swindon Building Society had its headquarters here
until it merged with the
Coventry Building Society on 1 September
2010. The building is now the headquarters of the renewable energy
Damien Hirst owns the 'Science' facility in
Stroud which produces his
In September 2009, the
Stroud Pound Co-operative launched the Stroud
Pound as an attempt to reinforce the local economy and encourage
more local production. The currency's design follows that of the
Chiemgauer, in being backed on a one-for-one basis by the national
currency, having a charge for redemption which is donated to local
charities, and including a system of demurrage to encourage rapid
Bread loaves in the farmers' market
A farmers' market, launched by
Jasper Conran and
Isabella Blow on 3
July 1999, takes place every Saturday at the Cornhill market. It
was nominated for the national Farmers' Market of the Year in 2001 and
won it in 2007 and 2013. It also won the Cotswold Life magazine award
for the best farmers' market in
Gloucestershire in 2003, 2004, 2005
and 2010. The market featured in an episode of BBC TV's The Hairy
Bikers' Food Tour of Britain in September 2009, and won the Best Food
Market award at the BBC Food & Farming Awards 2010. It is
certified by FARMA.
In addition to the farmers' market there is a smaller market held in
The Shambles, an area adjacent to the steep High Street. John Wesley
preached from a butcher's block in The Shambles on 26 June 1742.
opposite one of the oldest existing buildings in Stroud, the Old Town
Hall. Originally called the Market-house, this was built in 1594
and is still in occasional use today.
School of Science and Art
"There was a school at
Stroud in 1576 but the schoolmaster, who did
not have a licence and failed to teach the catechism, was then
There are six primary schools in the town:
Uplands Uplands Community Primary School
Callowell Callowell Primary School
Gastrells Gastrells Community Primary School
Rosary Rosary Catholic Primary School
Severn View Severn View Academy
Stroud Valley Community School
Schools in surrounding areas include
Rodborough Community Primary school
St Matthew's St Matthew's School (Cainscross)
Cashes Green Primary school (Cainscross)
Foxmoor Primary School (Cainscross)
Whiteshill Community Primary school
Randwick CE Primary school
Gastrells Community Primary school 
Further schools include Amberley Parochial School,
There are three secondary schools in Stroud.
Archway Comprehensive School is a County Council maintained school
which offers an 11 to 18 education for children in Stroud, Rodborough
There are also two state funded selective schools,
Marling School and
Stroud High School. These former Grant Maintained and Foundation
schools became Academies in 2011. Both schools can trace their history
back to the founding of
Marling School in 1889 and
Stroud High School
which was founded in 1904 as the Girls' Endowed School. They continued
to be grammar schools long after the comprehensive school became the
norm in secondary education, and their future was the subject of
long-running controversy. The two schools now share a mixed sixth
form, called the
Marling School Sixth Form and
Stroud High School
Sixth Form, which works in a three-way consortium with Archway Sixth
Form and South
Stroud College and attracts pupils
from many surrounding schools.
Other secondary schools in the locality include
Maidenhill School in
Thomas Keble School in Eastcombe and the private
Wycliffe College in Stonehouse
Kite aerial photo of Thomas Keble School
Kite aerial photo of
Marling School June 2010
Kite aerial photo of South
Tertiary education in the town is provided by South Gloucestershire
The University of
Gloucestershire has campuses a few miles to the
Cheltenham and Gloucester) and the Royal Agricultural
University west of
Cirencester is 12 miles (19 km) to the east.
Public bus transport in
Stroud is run by Stagecoach, operating from
its depot on
London Road, and Cotswold Green. Some of these routes
Stroud are Stagecoach gold, including the 63 to
Gloucester and the 66S/E/Q/Y.
The town is also served by
Great Western Railway
Great Western Railway trains from Stroud
railway station, with frequent services to Gloucester, Cheltenham,
Swindon, Reading and London. The railway link was established in 1845.
Up to then,
Stroud had its own time which was set by a sundial at the
Gloucester Street. There was also an observatory across the
road from the hospital where now is a car park. As
Stroud time was
roughly 9 minutes behind GMT and people kept missing the train, a
railway clock was put up in 1858 at the bottom of High Street. It was
later moved across King Street to the top of
Gloucester Street. The
clock fell into disrepair over the years. It was finally saved by
Captain Michael Maltin, who restored the clock in 1984 and found a new
home for it in the
Stonehouse railway station is on
the western edge of the town and in the wider urban area.
A46 road links
Gloucester in the north and Bath to the
south, with the A419 connecting
Cirencester in one direction
M5 motorway at Junction 13 in the other.
National Express coaches serve the town on routes 327 (Bath Spa –
Scarborough) and 445 (Hereford –
Stroud also lies
on the traffic-free section of
National Cycle Network
National Cycle Network Route
Stroud was connected to the canal system when the Stroudwater
Navigation opened in 1779. It then became part of a through canal
London when the Thames and Severn
Canal added a
route over the Cotswolds in 1789. The canal closed in 1954 but the
Cotswold Canals Trust
Cotswold Canals Trust is leading a project to reopen the entire length
of the trans Cotswold route. A visitor centre and restored lock are
located in the town.
Novelists Sue Limb,
Jilly Cooper and Katie Fforde, children's authors
Jamila Gavin, John Dougherty
Cindy Jefferies and Clive Dale, poet
Jenny Joseph, The Guardian's food critic
Matthew Fort have followed in
the footsteps of the Rev. W. Awdry, and
W. H. Davies
W. H. Davies and made the
Stroud area their home.
Two of its most famous sons are the authors Laurie Lee, whose most
Cider with Rosie is set in the nearby
and Booker Prize-winning author Alan Hollinghurst. Poets Dennis Gould,
Jeff Cloves, Philip Rush, Ted Milton, Michael Horovitz, Frances
Horovitz and Adam Horovitz have grown up, lived and/or live in the
Stroud is home to the Bardic Chair of Hawkwood, an annual competition
Hawkwood College in May to select that year's Bard who then
has the responsibility to promote the bardic arts in the
Culture is otherwise reflected through the very diverse artists,
musicians, authors and other creatives that comprise the largest
community of artists/creative people outside London. It is also
characterised by ethnic cultural diversity, with residents of
Caribbean, African, Asian, Chinese and Arab identities among those of
white British origin. The presence of different ethnic groups has also
seen various Middle Eastern languages being spoken.
Stroud Rugby Club, founded in 1873, play in the Western Counties North
league. Their home ground is Fromehall Park, near the town centre.
Stroud Cricket Club is over 150 years old and plays its home games at
Farmhill. The club has three senior teams, with the first eleven
playing its cricket in the South West Premier league.
Stroud Athletic Club has organised an annual half marathon
which takes place in October. Nearly 2,500 runners, from all over the
country, entered in 2007. Members of the club include the UK number
Olympic Marathon runner Dan Robinson.
Stroud Swimming Club was officially formed in 1978, but can trace its
origins back to 1905 when it was known as
Stroud Swimming and Water
Polo Club. In 2006 and 2007 club members made up two-thirds of the
County team that finished in silver and bronze places respectively in
the National Open Water Championships.
Stroud Hockey Club was founded in 1928 and has produced some top-class
hockey players including Simon Mason. The club has three men's teams,
three women's teams and a boys Badgers and a girls Vixens team, and
under 8s, 10s and 12s for rising club stars. The club's home ground is
Stratford Park Leisure Centre, with training on Tuesday evenings
during the season.
Politics and media
In the 2010 General Election, Conservative Neil Carmichael became
Member of Parliament for the
Stroud constituency after defeating
Labour's David Drew, who had held the seat since 1997, by 1,299 votes.
Stroud was a marginal seat which the Conservatives had targeted in the
2010 Election, as was the neighbouring
Gloucester (UK Parliament
constituency). Neil Carmichael retained the seat in the 2015 General
Election, but lost it on 9 June 2017 to the present incumbent,
Labour's David Drew.
In March 2008, a community radio station,
Stroud FM, was launched in
the town, broadcasting 24 hours a day on 107.9FM. The station, staffed
by volunteers and funded by donations, focussed on local news and
music, as well as national and international music, but closed in
February 2014 due to a lack of funds. Both BBC Radio Gloucestershire
and Heart (Gloucester) have dedicated FM and DAB transmitters serving
There are now two local newspapers covering the town: the weekly
Gloucester Citizen, now called
Stroud Citizen to replace
Gloucestershire Media (part of the Northcliffe Group);
Stroud News & Journal, published by Newsquest Media
(Southern) Limited, part of the American Gannett Company.
Stroud Life launched in 2008 and closed in October 2017. Most of its
distribution was free direct to homes, but a significant share (about
one-third) was sold through the news trade. The
Stroud News and
Journal was formed by a merger in 1959 of the
Stroud Journal (which
started in 1854 as a Liberal-supporting newspaper) and the
(which started in 1867 and generally supported Conservative and
Figures from the local police force and the local Crime and Disorder
Reduction Partnership indicate that
Stroud has a
significantly lower level of crime per head of population than the
national average.[clarification needed]
Crime rates in
Stroud (per 1000 population) 2005–2006[citation
Theft of a motor vehicle
Theft from a motor vehicle
Violence against a person
Sidney Cooke, fairground worker
Keith Allen, actor, comedian, writer and father of Lily Allen, has a
home in Minchinhampton
Arabella Holzbog, actress, born in Stroud
Geoffrey Hutchings, actor, lived in Stroud
Tim McInnerny, actor (Blackadder), attended Marling School
Tamzin Malleson, actress, grew up in Chalford, attending Archway
School, and now lives near
Minchinhampton with partner Keith Allen
William Moseley, actor, The Chronicles of Narnia
Colin Prockter, actor, Doctor Who, co-wrote Luna, lives in Stroud
Emma Samms, actress, lives in Stroud
Sophie Ward, actress, lived in
Leo Baxendale, creator of Minnie the Minx, lived nearby
Lynn Chadwick, sculptor
Damien Hirst, artist, has a studio in
Chalford and another in
Tim Noble, artist
Jack Russell, former
England cricketer, now
artist, attended Archway School
Alan Thornhill, sculptor
Josh Record, singer/songwriter
Rev. W. Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, moved to the
area and was the Reverend of the parish church of
his death in 1997. He is fondly remembered in the area and was seen
daily riding his bicycle up the steep
Jilly Cooper, author, moved to the area
Katie Fforde, author, moved to the area
Matthew Fort, food writer, critic, and Guardian food columnist
Jamila Gavin, children's author, moved to Stroud
Adrian Liddell Hart, author and adventurer
Basil Liddell Hart, military theorist
Alan Hollinghurst, author, born in Stroud
Frances Horovitz, poet and broadcaster, lived near Stroud, 1971–80
Michael Horovitz, political poet and publisher, used to live in the
Jenny Joseph, poet, writer of "I Shall Wear Purple", lives in nearby
Laurie Lee, author, born in
Stroud and grew up in the
Slad Valley, the
setting of Cider with Rosie
Stuart Grant, radio presenter and author, one of the original
presenters on FM107 The Falcon and author of The Loner Trilogy and
Engineering and manufacturing
Edwin Beard Budding
Edwin Beard Budding (1795–1846), inventor of the lawnmower and
adjustable spanner, born and died in Stroud
Arnold Redler (1875–1958), founder of the conveying company Redler
Stroud in 1920 and inventor of the en-masse conveyor
Peter Hennessy, historian of government, attended Marling School
Milk Teeth, grunge rock band formed at South
Emily Barker, singer, songwriter, lives in Stroud.
Geoffrey Burgon, composer
Eamon Hamilton, frontman of Brakes and former keyboard player of
British Sea Power, raised in Stroud
Jamie Hornsmith, bass guitarist of The Rakes
Pendragon, progressive rock band
Gerry Rafferty died in
Stroud in January 2011, at the home of his
Sade, singer, songwriter of the band Sade, moved to Slad, near Stroud
Tom Smith, lead singer of Editors, born in Stroud
Martha Tilston, folk singer and daughter of Steve Tilston, moved to
Sarana VerLin, Detroit singer-songwriter, violinist, and organizer of
Stroud Americana Festival, moved to
John Canton on the Old Town Hall in the Shambles
John Canton (1718–1772), physicist
Sir Martin Evans, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in
Henry Miles (1698–1763), dissenting minister and writer on science,
born and educated in Stroud
Sportsmen and women
Dominic Dale, snooker player
Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, ski jumper, lives in nearby Woodchester
Alastair Hignell, sportsman and commentator
Frank Keating, sports journalist at The Guardian.
Stuart Nelson, footballer, Notts County
Emily Pidgeon, athlete.
Dan Robinson, Olympic marathon runner.
Laurence Shahlaei, winner of Britain's Strongest Man.
Saint-Ismier, Isère, France
Stroud, Oklahoma, USA
Duderstadt, Lower Saxony, Germany
Stroud, New South Wales, Australia
Songs about Stroud
"Stroud, The Town of Make Believe", on the album Kenny Rogers'
Greatest Hit, by post-punk band Blurt, founded in
Stroud in 1979.
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Stroud Town Council
Stroud District Council
Stroud District Tourism Site
Stroud at Curlie (based on DMOZ)
Stroud Preservation Trust
Stroud history website
Stroud Local History Society
Stroud Life (musical response to BBCs Country File) at
Stroud – Facebook
Stroud Americana Festival
Stroud Fringe Festival
Stroud Voices - oral history site
graffiti.stroudvoices.co.uk - collection of images of graffiti seen in
Stroud Folk Weekend website (held late September yearly)
Following the Cotswold Way
14 km (9 miles) to
~13 km (8 miles) to
Ceremonial county of Gloucestershire
Boroughs or districts
Forest of Dean
See also: List of civil parishes in Gloucestershire
Population of major settlements
Grade I listed buildings
Grade II* listed buildings