Tetbury

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The centre of Tetbury

Template:GBdot Tetbury is a town located in Cotswold (district), Gloucestershire, England. It lies on the site of an ancient hill fort, on which an Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded, probably by Ine of Wessex, in 681.

In the Middle Ages, Tetbury became the most important market for Cotswold wool and yarn. The Tetbury Woolsack Races, in which competitors must carry a 60 pound sack of wool up a steep hill, were founded and are still contested annually.

Notable buildings in the town include the market hall, built in 1655 and the late-eighteenth century Gothic revival parish church, and much of the rest of the town centre, dating from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Other attractions include the Police Bygones Museum. Chavenage House, Highgrove House and Westonbirt Arboretum lie just outside the town. Laurens van der Post owned a farm in the 1930s near by called Colley Farm.

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