Holy Trinity Church, Slad
|Population||388 (2011 census)|
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|EU Parliament||South West England|
Slad is notable for being the home and final resting place of Laurie Lee, whose book Cider with Rosie is a description of growing up in the village from his arrival at the age of three in 1917. Having bought a cottage there with the proceeds from the book, he returned to live permanently in Slad during the 1960s after being away for some thirty years.
Between 1970 and 1980 the poets Frances and Michael Horovitz lived at "Mullions", the end cottage of the settlement of Piedmont in an offshoot of the valley only accessible by foot from Slad. Frances' poetry from that period often refers to the surroundings there, as does Michael's Midsummer Morning Jog Log (1986). Horovitz’s continued occasional residence is testified not simply by that poem but by his use of the cottage as the editorial address of his magazine New Departures into the 1990s.
- Historic England. "Church of Holy Trinity (Grade II) (1091579)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
- "Home page". The Woolpack, Slad. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
- Horovitz, Michael; Blake, Peter (14 April 1986). Midsummer Morning Jog Log. Five Seasons Press. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
- Horovitz, Michael (19 May 1995). "Fiddling". The Times Literary Supplement (letter). Retrieved 19 September 2017.
- "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2013-08-12.
- Media related to Slad at Wikimedia Commons
- Photographs of Slad and surrounding area on Geograph
- Audio history of the area (Slad filter)
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