The Chippenham Story

Chippenham Today

One of the fastest growing old market towns in the west country with a growing population and plans for the continued expansion of the town.

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Canals and Railways

Canals and Railways

Chippenham was linked by a spur in 1748 to the Wiltshire & Berkshire canal. In 1841 the Great Western Railway arrived helping to maintain and attract local industries. The main employer was Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co Ltd up… Read More

Weaving Trade

Weaving Trade

From the 16th century to the 19th century Chippenham was part of the weaving trade in north and west Wiltshire.

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The Normans

The Normans

The manors of Cheldon, Rowden and Lowden were created and the town is recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086.

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The Saxons

The Saxons

Under the Kings of Wessex Chippenham was a Royal ville and was at the centre of the Danish wars in 878.

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