VCH Gloucestershire Academy/Volume 16

Volume 16


Places covered by this volume:

Cirencester originated as a settlement around a Roman fort and we are commissioning an expert on Roman Gloucestershire to write an account of this important period in the town's history. Good progress is being made on drafting accounts for the town's later history.

Dr Beth Hartland is responsible for the medieval period up to 1540, while Dr Francis Boorman is responsible for the period 1540 to 1945. They are assisted by a group of volunteers, all of whom assist with the research and some of whom are also writing sections of the text.

We are particularly interested in hearing from potential volunteers from the parishes around Cirencester, whose local knowledge of the areas under study would be especially useful as our research moves out from the town.

If you are interested in helping with our work or would like to find out more, please contact the VCH co-ordinator Jan Broadway.


Drafts of our work to date are available here [opens in a new window]. We welcome your comments.

Transcriptions of records:

Images from the Charity Commissioners Report on Cirencester, 1829