The following article by Nick Wakefield entitled ‘New sighting of ‘pure white, Alsatian-sized’ cat in Nailsworth’ appeared in the Stroud News & Journal on 12th January 2012.
Specific Location: Nailsworth
The roadway near the Hampton Fields entrance to the 730 acre Gatcombe Park Estate is said to be haunted by a headless Black Dog. In 1976 the Daily Express newspaper interviewed Joe Hattersall who lived nearby; "I’ve seen it four times. It moves fast and silently, then brushes up against you, and one doesn’t hang about when it happens."