Work in progress
Work on this volume started in October 2013. The intention is to cover all components of the historic Cheltenham Hundred, namely the four ancient parishes of Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Leckhampton, and Swindon (village), plus the adjacent parish of Up Hatherley, and some revision of the southwest part of Prestbury directly adjacent to Cheltenham (originally covered in Vol VIII).
The history of the town from its origins to 1738 has been published as the VCH 'Short' Cheltenham Before the Spa. The coverage of the town from the creation of the spa to the present day has been completed and is available in draft form for comment. The Gloucestershire County History Trust gratefully acknowledges the support of the Summerfield Charitable Trust.
Work is now ongoing on Leckhampton, Swindon village and Up Hatherley. Further fundraising is required before work can commence on Charlton Kings. As ever our work is supported and encouraged by our enthusiastic volunteers. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering to help VCH Gloucestershire, please visit the VCH Gloucestershire website.