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Coordinates: 51°44′53″N 2°12′58″W / 51.748°N 2.216°W / 51.748; -2.216

Stroud
Stroud
District

Non-metropolitan district

Stroud
Stroud
shown within Gloucestershire

Sovereign state United Kingdom

Constituent country England

Region South West England

Non-metropolitan county Gloucestershire

Status Non-metropolitan district

Admin HQ Stroud

Incorporated 1 April 1974

Government

 • Type Non-metropolitan district
Non-metropolitan district
council

 • Body Stroud
Stroud
District Council

 • Leadership Committees[1] (Labour / Green / Liberal Democrat)

 • MPs David Drew Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

Area

 • Total 177.9 sq mi (460.7 km2)

Area rank 97th (of 326)

Population (mid-2016 est.)

 • Total 117,400

 • Rank 194th (of 326)

 • Density 660/sq mi (250/km2)

 • Ethnicity 98.7% White

Time zone GMT (UTC0)

 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)

ONS code 23UF (ONS) E07000082 (GSS)

OS grid reference SO8508905550

Website www.stroud.gov.uk

Stroud
Stroud
is a local government district in Gloucestershire, England. It is named after its largest town, Stroud, and has its administrative headquarters in Ebley Mill, in the Ebley area on the western outskirts of the town. The district is mixed and consists of part of the Cotswolds
Cotswolds
and the Vale of Berkeley, an area of the flat, fertile valley of the River Severn. The town of Stroud
Stroud
is by some way the largest in the area. The southern portion of the district is served mostly by its own market towns, chief among which are Dursley
Dursley
and Wotton-under-Edge.

Contents

1 History 2 Politics 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] Stroud
Stroud
District Council was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, on 1 April 1974, by a merger of Nailsworth
Nailsworth
and Stroud
Stroud
urban districts, Dursley
Dursley
Rural District, Stroud
Stroud
Rural District, and parts of Gloucester
Gloucester
Rural District, Sodbury Rural District and Thornbury Rural District. The area is rich in Iron Age
Iron Age
and Roman remnants and is of particular interest to archaeologists for its Neolithic
Neolithic
burial grounds, of which there are over 100. Much of its wealth was built on the cloth industry during the Victorian era, and its many mills, most of which are now listed buildings, survive as testament to this. Much of the landscape in this area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The esteemed Cotswold Way
Cotswold Way
walk leads through the area. There are gliding clubs at Aston Down
Aston Down
and Nympsfield. Politics[edit] See also: Stroud
Stroud
District Council Elections to the district council are held in three out of every four years, with one third of the seats on the council being elected at each election. At the 2016 election, the coalition of Labour, Greens and the Liberal Democrats retained its majority on Stroud
Stroud
District Council. References[edit]

^ "Council Meeting 29 November 2012, Minutes" (PDF). Stroud
Stroud
District Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-02-15. 

External links[edit]

The web site of Stroud
Stroud
District Council Stroud
Stroud
Voices (search page) - oral history site

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Ceremonial county of Gloucestershire

Unitary authorities

South Gloucestershire

Boroughs or districts

Cheltenham Cotswold Forest of Dean Gloucester Stroud Tewkesbury

Major settlements

Berkeley Bradley Stoke Cheltenham Chipping Campden Chipping Sodbury Cinderford Cirencester Coleford Dursley Fairford Filton Gloucester Kingswood Lechlade Lydney Minchinhampton Mitcheldean Moreton-in-Marsh Nailsworth Newent Northleach Painswick Patchway Quedgeley Stonehouse Stow-on-the-Wold Stroud Tetbury Tewkesbury Thornbury Winchcombe Wotton-under-Edge Yate See also: List of civil parishes in Gloucestershire

Rivers

Bristol Avon Warwickshire Avon Bybrook Boyd Cam Chelt Churn Coln Evenlode Eye Bristol Frome Stroud
Stroud
Frome Hazel Brook Leach Little Avon Lyd Severn Swilgate Thames Trym Windrush Wye

Topics

Flag Places Population of major settlements Parliamentary constituencies Schools SSSIs Country houses Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings History Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs Museums

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Districts of South West England

Devon

East Devon Exeter Mid Devon North Devon South Hams Teignbridge Torridge West Devon

Dorset

Christchurch East Dorset North Dorset Purbeck District West Dorset Weymouth and Portland

Gloucestershire

Cheltenham Cotswold District Forest of Dean District Gloucester Stroud
Stroud
District Tewkesbury
Tewkesbury
Borough

Somerset

Mendip Sedgemoor South Somerset Taunton Deane West Somerset

Unitary authorities

Bath and North East Somerset Bournemouth Bristol Cornwall Isles of Scilly North Somerset Plymouth Borough of Poole South Gloucestershire Borough of Swindo

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