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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

Gloucestershire : Cirencester

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.

Gloucestershire : Stroud

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

Gloucestershire : Gloucester

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

Gloucestershire : Cheltenham

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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