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The Market Cross, the Abbey and the main shopping street.
The Market Cross, the Abbey and the main shopping street.
 The Market Cross was built at the end of the 15th Century and was, according to a quote of the time “a place for poor folkes to stand when the rain cometh”. Today it remains one of the finest examples of its kind in England.
The Market Cross was built at the end of the 15th Century and was, according to a quote of the time “a place for poor folkes to stand when the rain cometh”. Today it remains one of the finest examples of its kind in England.
The main entrance to Malmesbury Abbey (the South Porch) seen from the graveyard. This picture shows the full modern extent of the Abbey, to the right lies only ruins.
The main entrance to Malmesbury Abbey (the South Porch) seen from the graveyard. This picture shows the full modern extent of the Abbey, to the right lies only ruins.

Malmesbury is an old-established south Cotswold town in south west England in the county of Wiltshire. The town is close to Cirencester, Chippenham and Swindon and surrounded by rivers on three sides. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1002, 423 KB) View down the main shopping street onto the Market Cross and Abbey. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1002, 423 KB) View down the main shopping street onto the Market Cross and Abbey. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x2003, 449 KB) The Market Cross was built at the end of the 15th Century and was, according to a quote of the time “a place for poor folkes to stand when the rain cometh” . Today it remains one of the... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x2003, 449 KB) The Market Cross was built at the end of the 15th Century and was, according to a quote of the time “a place for poor folkes to stand when the rain cometh” . Today it remains one of the... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1030, 403 KB) Malmesbury Abbey exterior, showing the South Porch and graveyard. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1030, 403 KB) Malmesbury Abbey exterior, showing the South Porch and graveyard. ... Malmesbury Abbey, at Malmesbury in Wiltshire, was originally founded in the 10th century by secular canons, but soon came under Benedictine rule. ... The Cotswolds are a range of hills in central England, sometimes called the heart of England, a hilly area reaching nearly 300 m or 1000 feet. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Wiltshire (abbreviated Wilts) is a large southern English county. ... Location within the British Isles. ... Chippenham is a market town in Wiltshire, England, although the market is no longer of major importance to the economy of the town. ... Swindon is a large town of Wiltshire, England, located in the South West of the UK (between London and Bristol). ...


Malmesbury is the oldest borough in England, founded at the start of the 1st century BC. The town is famous for its 12th century Abbey. Some of the original abbey remains, though much was destroyed by a combination of fire and Henry VIII. Although once the centre of the lace-making industry, the industrial revolution has had little effect on the town. The railway station, built in 1877, was closed down in 1960. Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... (2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century - other centuries) The 1st century BC starts on January 1, 100 BC and ends on December 31, 1 BC. An alternative name for this century is the last century BC. (2nd millennium BC - 1st millennium BC - 1st millennium) // Events The Roman Republic... Malmesbury Abbey, at Malmesbury in Wiltshire, was originally founded in the 10th century by secular canons, but soon came under Benedictine rule. ... Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland (later King of Ireland) from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... The Industrial Revolution was the major technological, socioeconomic and cultural change in the late 18th and early 19th century resulting from the replacement of an economy based on manual labor to one dominated by industry and machine manufacture. ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1960 was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Malmesbury is twinned with the German town of Niebüll and partnered with Gien in France.


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Malmesbury - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (266 words)
Malmesbury is an old-established south Cotswold town in south west England in the county of Wiltshire.
Malmesbury is the oldest borough in England, founded at the start of the 1st century BC.
Malmesbury is twinned with the German town of Niebüll and partnered with Gien in France.
Malmesbury - definition of Malmesbury in Encyclopedia (176 words)
Malmesbury is an old-established city in north-west Wiltshire on the South Cotswolds.
Malmesbury is the oldest borough in England and is famous for its 12th century Abbey.
Malmesbury was founded at the start of the 1st century BC.
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