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Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

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Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Chipping Campden is a small market town within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. It is notable for its elegant terraced High Street, dating from the 14th century to the 17th century. ("Chipping" is from Old English cēping, "a market, a market-place"; the same element is found in other towns such as Chipping Norton, Chipping Sodbury and Chipping Wycombe. ) A rich wool trading centre in the Middle Ages, Chipping Campden enjoyed the patronage of wealthy wool merchants.
DistrictCotswold
Post townCHIPPING CAMPDEN
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridSP1539
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Population2,206 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire has been known in the past

Cambden ~ Camden ~ Campden ~ Campden Chipping ~ Campten

Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Campden, or Chipping Campden, market town and par. with ry. sta., E. Gloucestershire, 9½ miles SE. of Evesham and 99 miles W. of London, 4660 ac., pop. 1861; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Wednesday. In the vicinity is Campden House.

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