Essays, Publications & Archaeological Research

Essays & Publications about Historic Gloucester

On this page, we’re pleased to provide links to various research articles from members and friends of the Gloucester Civic Trust with their permission. The authors are acknowledged next to each piece and you can link to their respective organisations by clicking the organisation names.


Essays available to download in PDF format

Medieval & Later Gloucester – From the Saxons to the Present – Philip Moss (size 80kb)

Glevum – The Roman Origins of Gloucester – Nigel Spry (size 96kb)

The Names of Gloucester – John Rhodes. Glevensis Review 30; page 2.

John Biddle – The father of English Unitarianism – Walter Hawkins (size 128kb)

The Garrison of Gloucester in the Civil War – Russell Howes (size 246kb

Essay submission – If you have an essay on the history of Gloucester that you would like people to access from this website, please contact Gloucester Civic Trust for more information.



Publications available to download in PDF format

Historic Gloucester (1.5Mb)

The Port of Gloucester (1.2Mb)

Sainsbury Mural – Hare Lane, Gloucester. Images from Gloucester’s History – (288Kb)

Sculpture in the City of Gloucester – Town Trail 2 – (228Kb)

Archaeological research



Use the links below to find out about archaeological research in area


Fortress to Gaol: the Archaeology of the former HMP Gloucester


Roman military finds off Denmark Road