Cricklade, Wiltshire

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Cricklade is a town in Wiltshire

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Cricklade within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Cricklade in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Cricklade, market town with ry. sta., in N. of Wilts on the Thames or Isis, 7 m. NW. of Swindon and 85 m. W. of London, pop. 1600; P.O., T.O.; 1 Bank Market-day, Saturday. C. is a place of great antiquity. It owed its importance in Saxon times to its position at the passage of the Thames. It sent representatives to Parliament as early as the reign of Edward I. The trade is wholly local, and consists chiefly of agricultural produce. An important market for fat cattle is held every month. Cricklade (which contained 44 pars, and 6 parts) returned 2 members to Parliament until 1885.

Cricklade in the Domesday Book

A village in Cricklade hundred, in the county of Wiltshire.

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