VCH Gloucestershire Academy/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 the present. Work has now begun on the outer parishes. Beth will again provide the medieval expertise. Francis researched Stratton, before leaving us to work for VCH Middlesex. Dr John Chandler, our former County Editor, is currently completing the research for Baunton, while Dr Alex Craven is working on the remaining 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.
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.
If you are interested in helping with our work or would like to find out more, please contact the VCH co-ordinator Jan Broadway.
Transcriptions of records:
Images from the Charity Commissioners Report on Cirencester, 1829