Ralph Bigland began collecting material for what was to eventually to become his "Historical, Monumental and Genealogical Collections relative to the County of Gloucester" in 1750. When he died in 1784 his work was still unpublished and it fell to others to see this through. The first part appeared in 1791 but the work was not completed untill 1899. In recent years the "Collections" have been republished in three volumes by The Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society.
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