Stroud Bank & Rodborough Fort

Stroud bank was formed on 1 January 1779, with a capital of £10,000. Principal shareholders were:- James DALLAWAY, a clothier in Brimscombe John HOLLINGS (died 1799), a shopkeeper. He withdrew from the Stroud Bank partnership in 1798. Joseph WATHEN, a Justice of the Peace and clothier, with mills at Rooksmoor and Stroud. He lived at New House, Thrupp. James WINCHCOMBE (died 1780). Rodborough clothier and dyer, owned Ham Mill, Stroud. In 1778 appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire. All four men were also shareholders in the the Stroudwater Canal.

Rodborough Fort.

Built for Captain George HAWKER in 1765. Bought by Benjamin GRAZEBROOK in 1791 from James DALLAWAY (son of William). All three were supporters of the Stroudwater Canal.

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