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. Dr Beth Hartland has drafted an account of the town in the medieval period up to 1540, while Dr Francis Boorman has covered the period 1540 to 1945. Work is now beginning on the outer parishes. Beth will again provide the medieval expertise. Francis has worked on Stratton, but is now leaving us to work for VCH Middlesex. Dr Katy Layton-Jones joined us in January and has begun work on the other parishes. The work is assisted by a group of volunteers, all of whom assist with the research and some of whom are also writing sections of the text.

Draft text available online

We are particularly interested in hearing from potential volunteers from the parishes around Cirencester, whose local knowledge of the areas under study will 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