Place:Cricklade, Wiltshire, England

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NameCricklade
TypeTown
Coordinates51.633°N 1.85°W
Located inWiltshire, England
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Cricklade is a small town and civil parish on the River Thames in north Wiltshire in England, midway between Swindon and Cirencester.

On 25 September 2011 Cricklade was awarded The Royal Horticultural Society's 'Champion of Champions' award in the Britain in Bloom competition.

Cricklade is twinned with Sucé-sur-Erdre in France. Cricklade's Latin motto is In Loco Delicioso, which means "in a pleasant place".

The 2001 census recorded Cricklade's population as 4,132.

The small town has many sporting events and hosts the annual Cricklade Show. Cricklade has a large Jubilee clock, erected in 1898 in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee the preceding year that stands outside The Vale Hotel in the High Street, where the Town Cross once stood; two versions of the cross in Cricklade; one is in the churchyard of St Sampson's, the other at St Mary's, and there is local rivalry as to which one is believed to be the older.

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