Devizes

Despite being off the tourist track, Devizes is well worth a visit. It is a simple working town and therein lies its appeal. The town grew around an original wooden motte and bailey castle built in 1080 at the boundaries of Rowde, Bishops Cannings, and Potterne. Known as castrum ad divisas  (castle at the boundaries), its name evolved to Devizes. Rebuilt with stone in the 12th century, it was totally destroyed under Cromwell’s post-civil war parliament in 1648, but the town survived and prospered as a market centre and today is supported by a stable, diverse economy.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
by David E. Moon
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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Devizes

Despite being off the tourist track, Devizes is well worth a visit. It is a simple working town and therein lies its appeal. The town grew around an original wooden motte and bailey castle built in 1080 at the boundaries of Rowde, Bishops Cannings, and Potterne. Known as castrum ad divisas (castle at the boundaries), its name evolved to Devizes. Rebuilt with stone in the 12th century, it was totally destroyed under Cromwell’s post- civil war parliament in 1648, but the town survived and prospered as a market centre and today is supported by a stable, diverse economy.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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