Upper Ganicox Lower Gannicox Dirleton House Far Hill Hill Paul Wallbridge House/Wallbridge Mill Lodgemore Mill Stroud Brewery/Stroud & Swindon Building Society Canal Company Agent's House Fromehall Mills Gas Works
What: Historic site
Where: GL5 4ET   Cainscross Road
Then: Far Hill house was built in the 18th Century. 
Now: Homebase.

Far Hill House was built by Benjamin Grazebrook, active in the building of the Stroudwater canal, whose son Joseph lived here until his death in 1843, at the age of 92. Later it was lived in by Dr Uthwatt, and in the early 20th century it was briefly a boys’ school run by the Misses Thomas. It was a Belgian Refugee depot in WW1.

The house, which for some years served as the offices of Stroud Labour Party, was purchased by Stroud District Council with a view its conversion and enlargement as a headquarters building. Regrettably, after this proposal was rejected, Far Hill was demolished. The site served as a car park for years until Homebase built its store.  

From January 2016, this website is managed by Stroud Local History Society

Revised 2018 EMW