Chipping Campden, A picturesque village of honey-colored stone


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Published: May 26th 2005
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Chipping Campden's 17th-century Market Hall was built by the town's benefactor, Sir Baptist Hicks.
Chipping Campden is one of the loveliest small towns in the Cotswolds and a gilded masterpiece of limestone and craftmanship. A feature of its beautiful High Street is the 17th century Market Hall.

The main street curves in a shallow arc lined with a succession of ancient houses each with it's own distinctive embellishments.

As the name suggests (Chipping means market) Chipping Campden was one of the most important of the medieval wool towns and famous throughout Europe. This legacy of fame and prosperity is everything that give the town it's character.

Campden is quite possible an old Saxon term that means fields, which must have been an encouraging sign for the local sheep that once dominated the area.





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An inside view.
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The honey colored stone is a very prominent feature of Chipping Campden and the Cotswolds area.
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Wouldn't mind living here.


9th March 2020

15 years on and the town has hardly changed
Here is Cotswold House in the centre of the town
9th March 2020

Thanks...
...for the comment.

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