Stroud in 1960 to 1984
The next map I have is of 1961-63 and shows remarkably little change since 1934 and so I have not included this map. Stroud is shown as part of Petersfield Urban District. The Methodist chapel is no longer indicated, and the Seven Stars is now shown as PH rather than Inn. Spot heights are shown in feet.
By 1984 we begin to see some changes and Stroud rather resembles what we see today. The map is now depicted at the new scale of 1:10,000 (10cm to 1km).
Stroud is shown as being within Petersfield CP (civil parish). Winchester Road is now identified for the whole length through Stroud, the old name of Beckham Lane being defunct. The Petersfield boundary still follows the northerly route parallel to the Winchester Road east of Stroud Farm. The Red House is now identified at Stroud Farm.
There has been further minor development along North Stroud Lane, Ramsdean Road and Finchmead Lane. The clay pits are no longer shown having been infilled with domestic waste in the 1950s and partly occupied by a Garage.
New Buildings Farm is clearly shown and greatly expanded and there is new lake adjacent the Criddell Stream in the south-east. The house at the corner of Rothercombe Lane and the Winchester Road is now identified as a Police House.
The Institute is now shown as Hall and would have been used by the Women’s Institute as a community hall. The School has expanded and now has a swimming pool. The excavated extent of the Roman Villa is now identified by a set of Posts (the excavations having been previously covered over after excavation).
Rothercoombe Farm has now become Rothercombe Farm and the access track is identified as Rothercombe Lane.
Although not identified on the map, the triangular field east of the Hall and opposite Finchmead Lane and formerly part of Stroud Common, was designated Under the Commons Registration Act (1965) as Stroud Village Green (Hampshire Village Green 31).
Spot heights have now been converted to metres.