Place:Crudwell, Wiltshire, England

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NameCrudwell
Alt namesChedglowsource: hamlet in parish
Chelworthsource: hamlet in parish
Eastcourt (Crudwell)source: hamlet in parish
Murcottsource: hamlet in parish
West Crudwellsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.634°N 2.069°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoMalmesbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Malmesbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
North Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009--
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Crudwell is a village and civil parish in north Wiltshire, England. Its nearest town is Malmesbury, about 6 miles (9.7 km) to the southwest. About 7 miles (11 km) to the north-east is Cirencester in Gloucestershire. Also to the northeast is Cotswold Airport (formerly Kemble Airfield). Kemble village, about 2 miles (3.2 km) away, has the nearest railway station. It provides mainline services to London Paddington.

The village lies on the A429, which links Cirencester and Malmesbury. This route south to Malmesbury was built in 1778; previously Malmesbury was reached via either the Fosse Way (a Roman road), or the road through Murcott and Hankerton.

The parish includes the hamlets of Chedglow, Chelworth, Eastcourt, Murcott and West Crudwell. The Fosse Way forms part of the parish and county boundary. The population of the parish changed little between 1831 and 1951, increasing from 604 to 618.

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