Website links

Victoria County History and draft texts for Cheltenham and transcriptions of historical records are available for download

Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society: Transactions | Gazetteer of Cheltenham street names | Lloyd George 1909 Survey of Land Values

Gloucestershire Archives @ the Heritage Hub: | Key online records available from Ancestry (Wills, parish registers, land tax, electoral registers, with free access at GA or by subscription) | Events | Catalogue | Youtube video training on using the catalogue

British Newspaper Archive: this subscription website includes digital copies of Cheltenham newspapers up to 1950. Also available at Findmypast.

Cheltenham Local Studies Library: Guidebooks, electoral rolls, newspapers on microfilm, maps, directories and photographs are some of the resources available at the Library in Clarence Street, Cheltenham.

Facebook Groups are an excellent source of old photos of Cheltenham Days gone by in Cheltenham | Cheltenham & District Time Machine | Our History – Cheltenham

Geograph maps and photographs of Cheltenham

Know Your Place Old maps of Cheltenham, including the Old Town Survey 1855 and Ordnance Survey. Please read the explanatory notes on how to access the maps and data for the WWI and Women’s Suffrage layers.

Cheltenham Civic Society maps: the Blue Plaques map celebrating notable people, and the Green Plaques map of events and places.

Images of commercial premises in Cheltenham from the 1990s are available on GlosDocs including shops in Bath Road and Suffolks, and Lower High Street. is a useful source of historic texts relating to our town, including Norman’s History of Cheltenham by John Goding (1863) and Rowe’s Illustrated Cheltenham Guide (1850)