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Cricklade Town Information

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Snake's head fritillary North Meadow - Photo © Brian Robert Marshall
Snake's head fritillary North Meadow -
Photo: Brian Robert Marshall CCL

  Lying on the banks of the River Thames, Cricklade was founded by Saxons in the ninth century at the spot where the river was crossed by the Roman Ermin Street.

It lies northwest of Swindon and boasts a 16th century parish church with a cathedral-style turreted tower.

The unique 150-acre nature reserve of North Meadow contains around eighty per cent of Britain’s snake head fritillary flowers.