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This gallery contains photographs of the small town of Cricklade in North Wiltshire. Cricklade is the first sizeable settlement on the Thames and was important in Roman and early British times as a crossing point for Ermin Street. The slight elevation of the old part of the town above the Thames flood plain ensured that permanent settlements could be established.

The flood plain near to the town, North Meadow, is of national importance as one of the few undisturbed water meadows left in England. Its ecology is based on the annual flooding by the Thames, the lack of ploughing or artificial fertilisation for hundreds of years and ancient grazing and haymaking rights.
It is famous for its high density of Snakeshead Fritillary which come into bloom before the grass starts to grow. However summer brings a profusion of meadow flowers of all colours before it is cut for hay around August.

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

The High Street and St Sampson's Church

The High Street and St Sampson's Church

The High Street

The High Street

The High Street

The High Street

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

St Sampson's Church

The Vale Hotel and the Jubilee Clock

The Vale Hotel and the Jubilee Clock

Categories & Keywords
Category:Architecture and Structures
Subcategory:Buildings
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Keywords:Church, Cotswolds, Cricklade, St Sampson's