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Town Crier
Town Criers introduced by the Normans to relay news to the people.

History of the Court

Cricklade Court Leet has been part of the Cricklade community since the formation of Manorial Courts following the Norman Conquest which started at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Today, the Cricklade Court is one of only 32 courts remaining in the UK.

Our Role Today

The Cricklade Court has a continuing role in the management of the common lands of Cricklade; which includes the appointment of a Hayward; and the management of the grazing on North Meadow National Nature Reserve.

The  Cricklade Court works closely with Natural England on the management and conservation of this National Nature Reserve. Natural England have owned and managed this site since the 1970s. The Natural England leaflet on North Meadow explains in more detail.

 

Town Crier leads guided walk
Cricklade Court Leet Town Crier leads visitors on a guided walk of North Meadow NNR

The Cricklade Court Leet became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2018 and has 25 volunteer members who are involved in many of the Town’s activties in addition to conservation work on North Meadow National Nature Reserve. The Cricklade Town Council website has a map of Cricklade, giving information about local landmarks.

Upcoming Events

 

Beating the Bounds

Date: 1st May 2020

Location: To be advised

Beating the Bounds (2) May19

The next Beating of the Bounds will be May 2020, more details soon.

Recent Posts

 

Remembrance Sunday 2019

The Court were well represented at this year's Remembrance Sunday parade, which took place in  a cold, but dry and...
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Remembrance Sunday 2019

Flooding on North Meadow this week

The recent heavy rain has caused flooding on North Meadow this week. We have been watching the water levels closely...
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Flooding on North Meadow this week

Court Awarded Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for North Meadow

Cricklade Court Leet is delighted to have been awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant of £33, 400 for North Meadow ....
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Court Awarded Heritage Lottery Fund Grant for North Meadow

Dorothy Bloxham – Special Presentation

The High Bailiff of Cricklade, Clive Smith, made a special presentation to Cricklade resident Dorothy Bloxham, who celebrated her 100th...
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Dorothy Bloxham – Special Presentation

September meadow flowers

A great morning on the meadow, so many flowers to see. (more…)
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September meadow flowers

Grazing of North Meadow Started On 9th September

Conservation grazing, which is so important to the management of North Meadow, started on Monday this week. Twenty two cows...
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Grazing of North Meadow Started On 9th September

Grazing Preparation for North Meadow

Members of the Court Leet have been preparing North Meadow for grazing in the last 2 weeks. This involves the...
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Grazing Preparation for North Meadow

Pasture Pumps on North Meadow

Grazing animals would normally drink from the River Thames and River Churn which surround North Meadow. By entering the rivers...
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Pasture Pumps on North Meadow

Hay Cut Started on Thursday 27th June

The hay cut started early this year to help to reduce the nutrient levels on the meadow. Nutrient levels have...
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Hay Cut Started on Thursday 27th June

Cricklade Court Leet on TV August 24th 2016.

  Channel 4 "Rivers" with Jeremy Paxman visited Cricklade on this day to record an episode of series for broadcasting...
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Cricklade Court Leet on TV  August 24th 2016.