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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