Leonard Stanley is a Gloucestershire village of 700 homes nestling  beneath the Cotswold escarpment, overlooking the Severn Vale. Originally a Saxon village, Leonard Stanley became a busy weaving and agricultural centre, with shops and cottage industries, up until the 1970's. In recent years the village profile has changed to that of a dormitory village, with families mostly commuting to the surrounding towns and cities. The community however still has a heart and this website celebrates the wealth of rural life that still exists, and the people who play a part in it.


The village is situated seven miles from the the city of Gloucester and thirty miles from Bristol. It is easily accessible by road with Junction 13 of the M5 motorway just three miles away. There are railway stations at Stroud, Stonehouse and Cam and  international airports at Bristol, Cardiff & Birmingham. Position: 51 deg. 43.7 min. North, 2 deg. 17.3 min. West. Altitude 54 metres.

The village can be viewed on Google Street view using GL10 3NU


St. Swithuns Church in the snow (Tina Gardner)

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