Stroud, Gloucestershire Photos by Hetty
21st January 2017 Map of walk nearly 2 miles, on a cold and frosty, but sunny morning.
Selsley is part of Kings Stanley and its name was once “Stanleyend”.
An ancient route was from Dudbridge up to Selsley, then either along Water Lane to Woodchester, Nailsworth and on to Bath, or Pooles Lane to Kings Stanley and on to Dursley. This was before the toll road (about 1800) to Uley was built, and the New Road in the 1930s
We parked above The Bell and looked over to Rodborough
Rodborough Court and Church, and Walkley Hill – part of an ancient route from Dudbridge to Minchinhampton.
Uplands, Stroud, is beyond
Horses looking at Cashes Green, Cainscross and Paganhill
There are disused quarries on Selsley Common
Selsley Church with Doverow Hill behind
Ebley, and where Hetty’s family used to live
Looking over The Stanleys towards the River Severn – in the mist
Stonehouse is to the left of Doverow Hill
Ebley, Cashes Green, Cainscross and Paganhill
Painswick is in the middle-distance
The stained glass is by William Morris’ company
Stanley Park – There was an Elizabethan manor house here, which was rebuilt in the mid 1700s, when it was ‘Thomas Pettat‘s great house’. It was bought in 1850 and altered by Samuel Marling (later Sir), and it stayed in the Marling Family for 100 years, until the huge estate was sold in 1952. There is more information about the Marling Family and Stanley Park at www.stroudlocalhistorysociety.org.uk/people-places/people/marling and Historic England Archive
The Green dates from the 16th century. Stephen and William Harrison lived here in 1861. They were the builders of Selsley Church
Pooles Lane – the bottom of this old road is very narrow, hence the reason for New Road
Former village school – built by Samuel Marling in 1865
This was the 1st Nag’s Head Inn – closed 1869