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Bradshaw’s Guide


King Ethclred had a palace here, and it was once the favourite residence of the Earls of Cornwall. Corsham House, the seat of Lord Methuen, has a very fine collection of paintings.

Sir Richard Blackmore, the poet, was a native.

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Places nearby

  • Gloucestershire : Bristol

    Cathedral city, seaport, and parliamentary borough in Gloucestershire 118 miles from London.

  • Gloucestershire : Gloucester

    A cathedral city, capital of the county, on the Severn, and the Bristol and Birmingham Railway, 114 miles from London.

  • Monmouthshire : Chepstow

    Chepstow is a market town, in the county of Monmouth, situated near the mouth of the river Wye. The town is large and has within the last few years been much improved.