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Bradshaw’s Guide

Swindon to Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucester, and Cheltenham

Cheltenham Branch

The next station is Minety, soon after leaving which, we enter Gloucestershire.

At a distance of 6¼ miles beyond Minety, the train stops at


Population of the parish, 3,274; the station itself is near to the little village of Kemble.


Cirencester is one of the greatest marts in England for wool. The magnificence of the church in this place entitles it to rank amongst the first in the kingdom.


Stroud is a market, town, situated near the confluence of the river Frome and the Slade Water.


At this point the line joins the Bristol and Birmingham rail, which proceeds on the left to Bristol, and on the right to Gloucester and Cheltenham.


A cathedral city, capital of the county, on the Severn, and the Bristol and Birmingham Railway, 114 miles from London.


Cheltenham takes its name from the river Chelt, and is celebrated for its medicinal waters. It has been for the last sixty years one of the most elegant and fashionable watering places in England.

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