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Help and advice for STANDISH, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

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STANDISH, Gloucestershire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]
"STANDISH, a parish in the upper division of Whitstone hundred, county Gloucester, 4 miles N.W. of Stroud, and three-quarters of a mile from Haresfield railway station. Stonehouse is its post town. The Great Western and Midland railways here form a junction. A portion of the inhabitants are engaged in a woollen mill. The soil is a mixture of loam, clay, and sand, with a subsoil of blue lias and oolite. On one of the spurs of the Cotswold hills in this parish is a camp of British origin, but afterwards occupied by the Romans; also a beacon. The living is a vicarage*, with that of Hardwick consolidated, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value £527, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, has a spired tower containing five bells. There are two parochial schools for both sexes. Lord Sherborne is lord of the manor."

"PUTLOE, a tything in the parish of Standish, hundred of Whitstone, county Gloucester, 5 miles S. of Gloucester. It is situated on the road from Gloucester to Bristol."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]