Survey of the Brunswick Square gardens

Survey of the Brunswick Square gardens

Members of the Gloucester and District Archaelogical Research Group carried out a survey of the Brunswick Square gardens over Bank Holiday weekend , 23, 24 and 25 May 2009. Using state of the art technology Nigel Spry along with Don and Terry, were trying to find evidence that the area once formed part of a Roman amphitheatre. They also surveyed the land around Christ Church in Brunswick Road. We now await to find out the results once the surveys have been analysed.

Brunswick Square formerly known as Gaudy Green, has a long history. It’s said the word Gaudy takes its n name from the Latin gaudium meaning to enjoy. Certainly the area has seen many forms of “entertainment” over the years. It played a major role in the Siege of Gloucester in 1643 and latterly the gardens were a pleasure area for the people who came to take the water at the nearby Spa. In modern day times, the gardens have been used to host a range of community events.