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Slad, Gloucestershire

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Slad, Gloucestershire

Slad is a village in Gloucestershire, England, located in the Slad Valley, about 2 miles from the town of Stroud. Slad is famous for being the home (and final resting place) of Laurie Lee, who based his book Cider with Rosie on his own life in the village. The village lies in the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, and is built principally on the B4070 road from Stroud to Birdlip, which is halfway up one side of Slad Valley. The Slad Brook runs along the bottom of the valley.
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSO8707
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityGloucestershire

Slad, Gloucestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Slad, eccl. dist. and vil., Painswick par., Gloucestershire - dist., pop. 1687; vil., 2 miles NE. of Stroud; has a cloth factory.

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