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Here are a few photographs of Chippenham Wiltshire. Some might say the capital of England - or at least Wessex - at one stage. Alfred the Great spent considerable time at Chippenham. It was his administrative home and his court was stationed here. It was also here that the Battle of Chippenham took place on Twelfth Night 878 which resulted in defeat for Alfred and his exile into the marshes of Athelney. 

This is the high street.


 

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The River Avon as it passes through Chippenham. Originating in the Bristol Channel - it meanders through Bath before reaching here.

 

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The Parish Church of St Andrew of Chippenham. It has some fine stained glass windows and is well worth a visit if you are in the vicinity.

 

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If you do decide to visit - Opening times. If my memory serves me well, it it also open at noon during the week for silent prayer.

 
 

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