Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for NAILSWORTH

NAILSWORTH, a large village and a chapelry in the S E of Gloucestershire. The village stands in the vale of Rodborough, at the terminus of the Stonehouse and Nailsworth railway, amid pleasant environs, 2 miles S W of Minchinhampton, and 5¾ S E of Stonehouse; has a post-office‡ under Stroud, a railway station, two goodinns, a public drinking-fountain, a subscription-room for lectures and concerts, a church, six dissenting chapels, amechanics' institute, a national school, a British school, a weekly market on Saturday, and a monthly cattiemarket; and carries on extensive woollen cloth manufacture, pin-making, and the making of bed-steads, gun-stocks, and walking-sticks. The railway to it is abranch from the Midland line at Stonehouse, and wasopened in the early part of 1867. The chapelry has noprecise limits; but practically includes portions of the parishes of Avening, Horsley, and Minchinhampton. Extensive beech woods are in the neighbourhood, and supply materials for some of the local manufactures. Several barrows also are in the vicinity, and have beenopened. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £100. Patrons, Trustees and the Rector of Avening.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

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Feature Description: "a large village and a chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Gloucestershire AncC
Place: Nailsworth

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