- Stroud (district)
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 outskirts of the town.
The district is mixed and consists of part of the
Cotswoldsand an area of the flat, fertile valley of the River Severn. The town of 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 Dursleyand Wotton-under-Edge. It was formed under the Local Government Act 1972, on April 1, 1974, by a merger of Nailsworthand Stroud urban districts, Dursley Rural District, Stroud Rural District, and parts of Gloucester Rural District, Sodbury Rural Districtand Thornbury Rural District.
The area is rich in
Iron Ageand Roman remnants and is of particular interest to archaeologists for its Neolithicburial 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 Waywalk leads through the area. There are glidingclubs at Aston Downand Nympsfield.
* [http://www.stroud.gov.uk The web site of Stroud District Council]
* [http://www.thisisstroud.com The web site of the Stroud News & Journal]
* [http://stroud.urbanants.co.uk/ Urbanants Stroud] Community site where you can find, review and talk about all things Stroud
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