Stroud in 1932
Compared to 1910, we now see a dramatic change in the Petersfield Urban District boundary, and which has now been extended to incorporate Stroud village and parts of East Meon and Langrish. The new boundary now loops south around Stroud Farm and takes a rather strange route through open fields striking off east parallel to and north of the Winchester Road.
We see that the old brick works has gone on both sides of the Winchester Road apart from a small excavation in the south of the former works and which includes a Windpump.
Finchmead Lane appears with new housing alongside and on what had been an open field.
The Institute (later the ‘tin hut’ village hall) is shown, having been erected in 1922 as the WW1 Memorial Institute. I understand that it later became an Ack-Ack battery and then part of a Prisoner of War camp (that extended into the field to the immediate west) until 1947. The building was then used as by the Women’s Institute as a community hall until demolition in 2016.
The one-time Pest House is now shown as Mount Pleasant Farm.
The school has been constructed along with adjacent housing on the east side of Langrish Road.