In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Cricklade like this:
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.
Cricklade is now part of North Wiltshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Wiltshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cricklade itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cricklade in North Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th March 2017
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