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SH Hawthorn Cottage by kind permission of Sue Harrison
What: Historical building
Where: Slad Road
Then: Built in 1800, just after the Slad road opened, this cottage later became a small village school called Hawthorns School, run by Ethel and Winnie Taylor
Now: In the 1980s, the cottage became a restaurant known as Oak Restaurant. It is now a private house

Hawthorn Cottage was built around 1800, soon after the new Slad Road was opened. In the 1930s, it became the Hawthorns School, where Ethel and Winnie Tayloe taught between ten and twenty children aged 5-8 in a very dark room at the back of the house. The sisters closed the school during the war.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the building became first the Ivy Restaurant and then, under different owners, the Oak Restaurant. It is now a private house.

From January 2016, this website is managed by Stroud Local History Society