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An illustrated map of Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, by Katie B Morgan
Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, by Katie B Morgan

Points of interest on Katie B Morgan’s map of Wotton-under-Edge

Arts: Annual music and arts festival.

Tabernacle: The historic building is home to Wotton Auction Rooms.

Walk: The Cotswold Way National Trail goes through the town.

Great British Life: View towards the Tynedale Monument on the edge of the Cotswold Hills escarpment near Wotton Under Edge, Gloucesteshire. Photo: Getty ImagesView towards the Tynedale Monument on the edge of the Cotswold Hills escarpment near Wotton Under Edge, Gloucesteshire. Photo: Getty Images

What’s in a name: ‘Wudetun’ means village near a wood. ‘Edge’ is the Cotswold limestone escarpment.

The Ancient Ram Inn (1600): Built on the site of a much older Inn (1145). The inn, now closed, is known for being haunted, having supposedly been a Pagan burial ground. The Battle of Nibley Green happened near the inn in 1469.

Fire: Much of the town burnt down and was rebuilt in 1252.

St Mary the Virgin: The oldest church in the town, consecrated in 1283.

Trees: Planted on Wotton Hill to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo.

Renishaw: The building was called New Mills. It supplied both sides in the Napoleonic Wars.

The Wotton Electric Picture House: One of the first digital cinemas in the UK.

Great British Life: The Tolsey Clock, Wotton-under-Edge. Photo: Adrian Pingstone/WikimediaThe Tolsey Clock, Wotton-under-Edge. Photo: Adrian Pingstone/Wikimedia

The Tolsey Clock: Commemorates Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

Sir Isaac Pitman: Creator of Pitman Shorthand.

Heritage Centre/Museum: Used to house the town fire engine.

Chipping Car Park: Site of sheep and cattle market.

Star: John Cambridge, born 1784, emigrated to Canada and formed the White Star Line shipping company, named after his father’s pub.

Holy Cross Church: This Roman Catholic church was once a 19th-century engine house for a cloth mill.

War Memorial: One in five men from the town died in WWI.

Church Walk: Part of the original Saxon village that got burnt down.

Rope Walk: Where rope was made.

Arts Centre: Formerly the 'Bluecoat School Hall.

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With thanks to the staff of the Heritage Museum.

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Prints and commissions via kbmorgan.co.uk

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