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About Cirencester

Cirencester is a famous town in the Cotswold region of capital city London. It is located 93 miles west-northwest of the capital city, London. The tributary of the Thames River flows into the city. That part of the river is recognised as River Churn. The town showed the character of the market when some markets used to set up in the past. The city is in the lower dip slope of the outcrop of oolitic limestone, recognised as Cotswold Hills. The division of the city happened in five significant areas of the Beeches, Stratton, Chesterton, the Town Centre, and Watermoor.  

Some Roman antiques kept under the supervision of The Corinium Museum. The oldest agricultural college ‘Royal Agricultural University’ started its services in 1840. Cirencester has one twin town in Germany known as Itzehoe. This concept of twin town coined in 1947 after the WW II to encourage peace and promote trade and tourism among countries. The first quotation of the city was done by the geographer, Greco-Roman astrologer, and mathematician Ptolemy. Corinium was the ancient name of the city during Roman times showing its link with British tribe of the Dobunni. Some scholars also suggested that the Dobunni and Churn River have same roots.


During the Roman era, the early settlement of the town was formed with St Albans and Colchester. During the rule of Romans, various forts were built by them in AD 49. These forts were built to accommodate two military units so that they can alert and save in the time of crisis from the provincial frontier. There was sufficient evidence that showed significant roads were built in past season. The tribe shifted to the North on Invasion of wales. Afterwards, this fort was shut down.

The real development of the city was noticed under the Corinium Dobunnorum rule. During the Roman era, the one thing that went the extra mile in the event of the town was a robust wool industry. Many Romans remains were found in the nearby area including Old Roman villas. These places were popularly known as Chedworth and Withington. The city is also acknowledged as the second largest city as per geographical area in England.   

The abbey buildings were demolished after the dissolution of all the Monasteries during 1539. The remains of the precinct and the Norman arch were the two infrastructures that survived that time. The town also gets the extended perimeter of a public park in the Centre of the city.  The locals of Cirencester earned huge wealth and prosperity from the wool business. The other products were woollen broadcloth and sheep rearing business of the town.

In the 16th century, During the English Civil War, the city faced a severe destruction by the deadly attacks on both sides. There was the death of 300 people approximately. Around 1200 people were kept as prisoners in the church. As the situation gets normal, the era was dedicated to a market town. The city also developed as urban Centre where anybody can easily access the market in the town. The wool was the primary focus of the market. At the end of 18th century, wool industry was accompanied by Grain market. The town earns the lion's share of income from the tourism industry. The number of places to visit in the town is Cerney House Gardens, Cirencester Amphitheatre, Corinium and a few more exciting location on the outskirts of the town. 


There are many primary as well as secondary schools in the city as well as surrounding areas.  The Prominent among them are Cirencester Kingshill School and Cirencester Deer Park School. A 500-year-old grammar school, Cirencester Deer park school still exists in its modified version of that school.

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