Document Downloads - Trade Directories

Trade Directories were the predecessor of today's telephone directories and Yellow Pages and contained entries for the Gentry, Clergy, Professional people, merchants, and tradesmen who had their own businesses in a locality. The first directories began in the 17th Century and they continued in the same format right into the 20th Century. As a source of local history and genealogical information they also serve a very valuable purpose, providing an insight into the daily lives of our ancestors.

The links on this page provide transcriptions from original directories which are pertinent to the Dursley area and have been checked thoroughly. However no guarantees are made as to their accuracy and reference should be made to the original works if in doubt.

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  Document   Size  
  The Universal British Directory - 1791
The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce and Manufacture for 1791. Transcription of the entry for Dursley, Gloucestershire.
  Hunt & Co. Directory - 1849
Hunt & Co.’s Directory for the Cities of Gloucester and Bristol for March 1849. Transcription of the entry for Dursley and Berkeley, Gloucestershire.
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