For some five thousand years the Stroud District has experienced more than its fair share of British history.
The earliest recorded visitors were the Neolithic people who moved to the area from the south-west. Well versed in farming techniques, they made the most of the fertile soil and the defensive positions provided by the Cotswold escarpment. Hetty Peglerís Tump, an ancient barrow named after the seventeen century landowner of the site and dating from 2800 BC, is an excellent example of their presence. Nearby is the vast 32 acre Iron Age of Uley Bury overlooking the Severn Vale. There are also ancient sites from this period at Minchinhampton and Haresfield.
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Museum in the Park, click here to find out more - This Museum displays the history of the Stroud District