Category Archives: Malmesbury

Castles In The Air

Riot police were called to Malmesbury late last night when violence spilled out onto the streets from the “Great Debate” being held in Malmesbury Town Hall. It all started back in the times of Queen Matilda when it was decided a “Castle” was no longer wanted in Malmesbury. The Athelstan Museum had decided that they […]

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The Value of Malmesbury Abbey

During the Domesday Survey in 1086, Malmesbury Abbey was one of the first places in Wiltshire to be assessed, and it was concluded that the Abbey and its lands and properties in its surrounding area and villages, was worth 3 knights’ fees. A knight’s fee being the amount of land he would require to support […]

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