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Cricklade, Wiltshire

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Cricklade, Wiltshire

Cricklade is a town and civil parish on the River Thames in north Wiltshire in England, midway between Swindon and Cirencester. On 25 September 2011 Cricklade was awarded The Royal Horticultural Society's 'Champion of Champions' award in the Britain in Bloom competition. Cricklade is twinned with Sucé-sur-Erdre in France. Cricklade's Latin motto is In Loco Delicioso, which means "in a pleasant place". The 2001 census recorded Cricklade's population as 4,132.
Post townSwindon
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU0993
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01793
Population4,132 (2001 census)

Other names by which Cricklade, Wiltshire has been known in the past

Crecklade ~ Crekelad ~ Crocgelad ~ Crichelade

Cricklade, Wiltshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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