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The national trail, Cotswold Way, passes close to Stonehouse.

Welcome to the vibrant and prosperous town of Stonehouse. With a population of over 8,000 Stonehouse is a gateway to the Cotswolds, Stroud Valley and beyond. With excellent transport links and surrounded by beautiful accessible countryside it offers an attractive location to live, work and visit.

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In the town there are two primary schools. Park Infant hosts pupils from reception through to year 2 (Age 5 to 7) and has approximately 160 pupils. Park Junior school for pupils between years 3 and 6 (Ages 7 to 10) and has approximately 200 pupils. Each school has two classes per year.

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Stonehouse was mentioned in Willam the Conqueror's Domesday Book written in 1086. There was a manor house built in stone – quite different from the many wattle and daub buildings that were normally found. And so the area was named Stanhus in the book. The name evoluted from Stanhus to Stonehouse : stān > stone + hūs > house, as an effect of the great vowel shift at the end of the Middle Ages.

Stonehouse was connected to the national motorway network in 1971, when the M5 opened. In the late 20th century, Stonehouse saw substantial growth within industry; large multinationals such as ABB, International Intelligence Limited and Intelligent Armour Limited moving into the area.

Business increased further when the land was prepared for the opening of the Midland Railway Station in 1844, and the Great Western Railway Station a year later. The Stonehouse and Nailsworth Railway opened a branch to Nailsworth in 1867 and Stroud in 1885.

William De Ow, a cousin of William the Conqueror, owned the manor, whose grounds included two mills and a vineyard. In 1327, one of the manor's masters, John Maltravers, was found guilty of involvement in the murder of Edward II in Berkeley Castle, and fled abroad.

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Stonehouse is a working town with several big local employers including Renishaw and Dairycrest. The town also has a traditional High Street with a wide range of useful shops where you will receive a warm welcome.

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One of the most well known establishments in the area is Wycliffe College. The school was founded in 1882 by G. W. Sibly and is for girls and boys aged 3–18 years old however it is now co-educational. One of the school's houses, Haywardsend, is one of the town's oldest buildings, an old Tudor farmhouse.

Housing development in Stonehouse continued during the post war period, with the Park Estate being built in the 1950s, Little Australia, Boakes Drive and continuing into the 21st century, with the small developments at Arrowsmith Drive and Court View.

Stonehouse Live is a network of Christians bringing all the Churches together in Stonehouse.[9]

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Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 Stanhaus (Stonehouse as it is now) boasted amongst others things, 2 mills valued at 17/6d and 2 vineyards at 8 pounds. Stonehouse now has considerably more mills, many involved in cutting edge technology, and 3 pubs replacing the vineyards.

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Full High Street road closures on Sunday 18th & Sunday 25th September from 8am for resurfacing of the shared space area.

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The football club, Stonehouse Town F.C., has four teams, with the top one currently playing in the Northern Senior League.

Stonehouse is uniquely situated in stunning countryside on the Cotswold Way and beside the Stroudwater Navigation canal. Check the About Stonehouse page to find out what there is for visitors to see and do.

On 12 September 1940, a lone Dornier flew along the Stroud Valley and photographed the area. Detailed mapping of the Sperry factory was noted by German Intelligence, in preparation for a raid in February 1943, although this never occurred.[11]

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For a small town, Stonehouse has lots of facilities including a library and Maidenhill Sports Centre. Check the Your Community page to find out about all the different things going on in Stonehouse.

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Maidenhill School is the town's comprehensive, 11–16 mixed secondary school.[6]

Bus services to Gloucester and Stroud are provided by Stagecoach, with other services to Cam, Dursley and the Stanleys.

An electoral ward with the same name exists. The area and population are identical to that of the parish.

Stonehouse had a Police Station until it was closed in late 2011.[10]

Stonehouse Town Council’s aim is to ensure that Stonehouse continues to be a great place to live, work and visit. Local Councillors are here to represent your interests and to meet local needs. To read more about what your Town Council does and how to meet your councillors go to our ‘Your Council’ section of our website.

Stonehouse development was partly due to good communications for transport, In 1779, the Stroudwater Navigation, (now part of the Thames and Severn Canal) was cut and relics of the canal can still be seen. Ocean Bridge was an iron swing bridge where canal boats would turn. Once there was a repair yard here. Canal restoration is actively underway.


The town's Parish church is St Cyr's Church, after St Cyriac or St Cyril. George Whitefield, the Gloucester-born evangelist, preached here[7]

Our website contains information about the town itself, its events, businesses, community groups, Town Council and much more. You’ll find lots of information about what to see and do in Stonehouse, from food & drink to shopping (in our traditional High Street with many independent shops and businesses), recreational facilities and employment.

Good road communication is provided, with the M5 situated with 2 miles of Stonehouse town centre, with the major industrial area located to the west of the town off the A419.

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Doverow Hill is a former quarry and there are many surrounding hills and a small cliff that looks out onto the whole of Stonehouse.

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