Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1BJ

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1BJ

Date of visit: 1st Oct 2021


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire, England. It is the main town in Stroud District.

In March 2021 The Sunday Times named Stroud the best place to live in the UK, citing the town’s abundance of green spaces, independent spirit, and school quality.

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. Stroud became known for its production of broadcloth, which was widely known as “Stroud cloth” and traded around the world.

Listed Status Historic England Reference 1223538 listed 07/03/1988

Phone Number (if known) 01453 763092

Location Information
Location – Northing & Westing 51Β°44’45.7″N, 2Β°13’01.4″W
Location – Plus code: 9C3VPQWM+C5
Location – what3words: races.universally.pats
Location – Grid Reference SO 85111 05281
Location – OS X & Y: 205281, 385111
Location – Latitude & Longitude: 51.746025, -2.217063
Location – UK Postcode: GL5 1BJ