Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Cricklade

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.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "market town with railway station"   (ADL Feature Type: "cities")
Administrative units: Wiltshire AncC
Place: Cricklade

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