By CleanSteve

The 'Bath Street.' stone road sign in Stroud

Camilla asked me if I would help to record a unique series of road signs around Stroud town centre that are undervalued historically. A few years ago we had made a photo record of interesting unlisted architectural details of buildings in the town and came across some of these signs.

They were made by individually carving the street names in stone probably in the late 19th century. Recently we became aware of more examples, some preserved in gardens, when they had been removed from the street, another being hidden behind the foliage of a wisteria. 

Today Camilla and I walked around as I took pictures of them in situ. They will be added to the town councils 'Local List' on their website with some historical information about their origins.

The first sign was 'Bath Street', a tiny linking road where Beeches Green meet Gloucester Street, close to the Merrywalks more modern development. The A46 or Bath Road nows runs through the Merrywalks valley

I very much like the 'full stop' added to the name plate which is repeated in some but not all of the other signs.

This is a link to my first street sign survey with pictures

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