Work in progress

Work on this volume began in October 2013. The research for the accounts of the prehistory of the area, the Abbey of Cirencester, the town and parish of Cirencester, Bagendon, Baunton, Daglingworth and Stratton has been largely completed and draft texts are available below.

Research is ongoing for the remaining parishes in the volume:

  • Coates
  • Duntisbourne Abbots
  • Duntisbourne Rous
  • Preston

The Gloucestershire County History Trust gratefully acknowledges the very generous and early support of the K.D. Winstone Charitable Trust, which has pledged substantial sums for each of the first four years of planned work on Cirencester.

Comments on the drafts are very welcome, and can be sent by email to

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering to help VCH Gloucestershire, please visit the VCH Gloucestershire website.


Cirencester Prehistory - Draft PDF 178.8 KB
Cirencester Abbey Draft text PDF 223.23 KB
Medieval Cirencester to 1540 - Draft PDF 896.55 KB
Cirencester 1540 to 1825 - Draft PDF 1.16 MB
Cirencester post 1945 - Draft PDF 813.44 KB

Other Parishes

Bagendon PDF 701.23 KB
Baunton PDF 832.59 KB
Daglingworth PDF 352.04 KB
Stratton PDF 680.03 KB