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The Slad, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Slad, The, a village and an ecclesiastical parish in Painswick parish, Gloucestershire, 2 miles NE of Stroud. There is a post office under Stroud; money order and telegraph office, Stroud. The ecclesiastical parish was constituted in 1844. Population, 1884. Steanbridge House, Woodside, Greenhouse Court, and Gravel Hill are the chief residences. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol; net value, £115. Patron, the Vicar of Painswick. The church is modern. There is a Congregational chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1833.

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.


Church of England

All Saints

The church of All Saints, Uplands, erected in 1910, is a building of stone, and consists of a nave and choir: the vestries are under the choir and under the nave is a large class room: there are 500 sittings. The services are conducted by the vicar of Holy Trinity.

Holy Trinity (parish church)

The church of Holy Trinity, erected in 1833, is a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, north aisle, west porch and a western turret containing a clock, erected in 1887, and one bell: the east window is stained: a pulpit of Painswick freestone and red Devonshire marble was erected in 1887, in memory of Miss Caroline Louisa Croome: there are sittings for about 350 persons. The churchyard was some time since enlarged by the addition of half an acre of land given by the late Thomas M. Croome esq.


Congregational Chapel

The Congregational chapel, erected in 1867, has 180 sittings.

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.