Chalford  Gloucestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Chalford like this:

CHALFORD, a chapelry in Bisley parish, Gloucester; on the Stroudwater canal and the Cheltenham and Western Union railway, adjacent to Brimscomb r. station, and 3½ miles ESE of Stroud. It has a post office‡ under Stroud. It was constituted in 1842. Pop., 2,008. Houses, 509. Much of the surface is a picturesque reach of valley, called Chalford Bottom; and many of the inhabitants are employed in various manufactures. ...

The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. Value, £150.* Patron, the Archdeacon of Gloucester. The church was built in 172 4. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, and Primitive Methodists, and two public schools.

Chalford through time

Chalford is now part of Stroud district. Click here for graphs and data of how Stroud has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Chalford itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Chalford, in Stroud and Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 15th August 2022

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