The Lechlade Road starts at the roundabout along Gloucester Street and Gravel Walk. Gloucester Street and Lechlade Road form part of the A417, an ancient trade route from Reading on the River Thames via Wantage and Faringdon to Lechlade, Cirencester and Gloucester.
1982. Lechlade Road looking back towards the junction with Gloucester Street and Gravel Walk. On left is the entrance to the Quaker Chapel. The large showroom window on the right was originally the site of A.E. Baker & Sons, blacksmith, wheelwright and monumental masons. The last blacksmith was Cecil Drew and the last mason was Ken Baker. It became a car showroom, then a pine furniture shop and finally an antique centre, Auntie’s Emporium. The next house is the Ilott family home, previously a small sweet shop run by Mrs. Hunt and followed by her daughter Mrs Ilott. The Duke of Wellington pub is off photo to the right.