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Coronavirus update

Gloucestershire County Council are closing Gloucestershire Archives @ the Heritage Hub from Monday 23 March until further notice, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Gloucestershire Family History Society @ the Heritage Hub has also closed their service until further notice. 

Gloucestershire Registration copy certificates service is also suspended.

Every effort will be made to continue offering essential services such as access to records for legal reasons. 

Look out for updates from the archives on social media and online.  If you have a few minutes you might like to #ExploreYourArchiveAtHome.  You can search our collections online or browse or contribute to our online mapping resource Know Your Place

We look forward to welcoming back our customers, volunteers, partners and friends in due course. 

What's Beneath Your Feet resource

A resource exploring the inclosure movement during the 1700s and 1800s

The resource focuses on inclosure, a movement that fundamentally changed how land was organised in the 18th and 19th centuries.

It was developed in partnership with Woolaston Primary School, Gloucestershire, and has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Friends of Gloucestershire ArchivesOpens new window.

"What's beneath your feet?" supports the Key Stage 2 History curriculum, in particular the local study topic as well as being cross-curricular, incorporating: Literacy, Numeracy, Geography, ICT, Drama, Citizenship and Art and Design.  Please refer to the individual activity templates, the curriculum spider diagram and the extension activities for further information.


 In addition 

  • images
  • a suitable inclosure map, local to your school's area (where available) 

can be provided as part of the resource.

  • Some of the activities (chain surveying and Georgian costume) make use of resources that we can lend out. 

Please contact us if you would like to borrow these resources.

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