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Archives and Libraries

  • Original source material relating to Slad, and other parishes in Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the Gloucestershire Archives.


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Slad area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Slad which are provided by:


  • "SLADE, a chapelry in the parishes of Painswick and Stroud, county Gloucester, 2 miles N.E. of Stroud. The village, which is small, is situated in a vale, through which passes the road to Cheltenham, and on the bank of Slade Water is a cloth factory, one of the largest in the W. of England. An Episcopal chapel was erected in 1831."
    [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Historical Geography

  • "Ecclesiastical parish formed from Painswick, 1844."
    (Ref: Guide to the Parish Records of the City of Bristol and the County of Gloucester; I. Gray & E. Ralph, 1963)

You can see the administrative areas in which Slad has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SO870070 (Lat/Lon: 51.761486, -2.189781), Slad which are provided by: