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Research Help

Where is it?

When you are searching for your ancestors you will often come across references to small places that prove difficult to identify quickly on a map. Here are some options to help you.

Buy our pamphlet

In the shop you can buy a small handy pamphlet listing places in Gloucestershire (or places that once were in the county). It gives directions to each place in relation to the larger well know towns  and can be used without a map or as an aid to finding places on paper maps. It can be very useful when you are out and about or when you have no access to online information. Click on the image to visit the shop.

Here is a typical sample of the entries
BULLEY 4m W of Gloucester  Ch e.
BUSSAGE 2m ESE of Stroud  Ch e.
CAINSCROSS l m W of Stroud Ch e
CALMSDEN 4m NNE of Cirencester. Old cottages and 14c wayside cross.
CAM 1m NNW of Dursley  Ch e v2.
CAMBRIDGE 4m N of Dursley. Ch bc  Wild Fowl Trust nearby at Slimbridge
CAMP, The 5m ENE of Stroud. 335 ft. long barrow.
CATBRAIN 5m N of Bristol
CHARLTON KINGS 2m SSE of Cheltenham. Ch e. Church has Perp central tower, fine rose window and rebuilt chancel.
CHEDWORTH 4m WS of Northleach. Ch e c. Church Norm. to Perp, with quaint gargoyles and carved stone pulpit. Notable Roman Villa (NT) with tessellated pavements stands in Chedworth Woods

On line resources

All the parish and towns in Gloucestershire are listed in GENUKI From there you can link to a page for each place that will show the parish location on a map together with other useful information.

At the top of each page there is a “Place Search  tab. This will enable you to search a wider gazetteer for smaller places nearby.