Maps of Barton and Tredworth

These 19th century maps, held at Gloucestershire Archives, illustrate the development of the area between 1842 and 1900

By Paul Evans

The first two maps, dating from 1842, were created to illustrate the area covered by the parish Church of St James, before All Saints parish was created.  The original maps are available to view at Gloucestershire Archives under the reference number P154/8/IN3/1. Click on the images for a larger version.  You can use the magnifying glass on the larger version to hover over sections of interest and click with your left mouse button to see an even larger scale image of your chosen area.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Maps of Barton and Tredworth' page

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Maps of Barton and Tredworth' page

The following two maps were both published by John Jennings, the printers and publishers based at City Works in Alfred St.  The first, black and white, map dates from 1895.  It shows various locations in Tredworth, including St James' Church and Tredworth Board Schools.  Note that half of what we now call Tredworth High St is named Barton Terrace.  The Archives' reference for this map is SR Prints/GL65/23.

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The colour map below is from 1900.  It shows Tredworth High St as one long road, rather than becoming Barton Terrace at the junction with Howard St, although this junction still marks the division between the Lower Barton and Tredworth electoral wards.  The wards are distinguished by the colouring and red numbers.  The wards are as follows:

  • 4  Alington
  • 5  South
  • 6  Southend
  • 7  Barton
  • 8  Lower Barton
  • 9  Tredworth

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Maps of Barton and Tredworth' page

You can search Gloucestershire Archives' online catalogue to find out more about the items held at the Archives.

This page was added by Paul Evans on 12/07/2012.
Comments about this page

I'd only just noticed this, as the problems with the message board occupied my attention. The first map was very interesting, but the other three don't seem to enlarge in the same way, sadly. I hope I'll find the other pictures that were promised during the walkabout, like the one of the locomotive where Tredworth Rd meets Stroud Rd, at the surgeries.

By Joe Kilker
On 03/09/2013

Hi Joe Try the images of the other maps now. I've altered the settings, so they should enlarge in the same way as the top map.

By Paul Evans
On 03/09/2013

Superlative images now, Paul. The detail is engrossing. Except, alas, for the second image. I've tried it four times, and it just comes out as code. A tad more tweaking and the page'll be four by four...

By Joe Kilker
On 04/09/2013

Hi Joe I've had to replace this particular image with another version of it, which works on my PC. Try it out and let me know if it's still problematic.

By Paul Evans
On 04/09/2013

Sorry, I must have got distracted from this and forgotten to remember, but that image looks fine now.

By Joe Kilker
On 28/01/2014