Gloucestershire Archives

How are the Archives relevant to you?

By Paul Evans

The Archives exist to permanently preserve the heritage of Gloucestershire, and to make this heritage available to everyone.  Among the many resources held are back copies of the Gloucester Journal and Citizen newspapers.  These, together with local street directories, telephone directories (including Yellow Pages) and street maps, can be used to provide information about the past and present of Barton and Tredworth and its inhabitants.

If you are carrying out a school or college project on the area, or are generally interested in finding out more about where you live or work, we would certainly recommend making a visit.

Entry is free, although there is a small charge for non-blue badge holders if you use the on-site car park, and you can find details of the Archives' opening hours and location here.

Material held at the Archives can remain in private ownership, and the staff there will seek to preserve it for future generations using storage approved to British Standards.  Without any commitment on your part, please get in touch with the Archives if you would be interested in finding out more. 

It is possible for groups to be shown behind the scenes by prior arrangement.  Please get in touch to find out more.

You can search Gloucestershire Archives' online catalogue to find out more about the items held at the Archives.

The plan below, held at the Archives, shows the Vauxhall Inn (now the Vauxhall Mart).  It was prepared for the sale of the Inn and adjacent building land (the numbered lots on the plan) in 1876.  The Archives reference number for this plan is D1388/SL6/19.  You can find maps of the area here.

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This page was added by Paul Evans on 03/08/2012.