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MINCHINHAMPTON

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 503 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MINCHINHAMPTON, a town in the Stroud parliamentary division of Gloucestershire, England, 4 M. S.E. of Stroud. Pop. (1901), 3737. It lies high on a slope of the Cotswold Hills; Minchinhampton Common being a fine open upland. The church of Holy Trinity, largely reconstructed, contains many brassesand memorials. The manufacture of woollen cloth is the long-established staple of Minchinhampton. Prehistoric remains have been discovered on the common, and earthworks are also seen; while the name of Woeful Dane Bottom, a neighbouring valley, perhaps indicates the scene of ,a defeat of the Danes (c. 918).
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