Malmesbury is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest borough in England

Written by  Wikipedia
Published in Malmesbury Top Trumps
Saturday, 17 April 2010 01:00
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

Malmesbury was given royal 'borough' status by Alfred the Great, around 880AD.

Wrestled from control of the ancient Britons by the Saxons in around 600AD, Malmesbury is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest borough in England, although Barnstaple has a counter claim: both were given royal borough status by Alfred the Great around 880AD.

In 925AD, King Athelstan of Wessex, the son of Alfred, made Malmesbury his capital.

Read 38116 times Last modified on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 18:05

Leave a comment

Please ensure that any comments you make are factually correct, friendly and not attacking individuals. We reserve the right to remove comments without notice.

Events Calendar

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

Weather

23°C

Malmesbury

SP_WEATHER_BREEZY Humidity: 29%
Wind: ESE at 48.28 km/h
Sunday
12°C / 30°C
Monday
16°C / 35°C
Tuesday
21°C / 36°C
Wednesday
20°C / 35°C
Thursday
20°C / 35°C

Accommodation banner

Shopping Banner

Keep Malmesbury Tidy banner

Malmesbury Timeline banner

Contact

Malmesbury.com
c/o Mindvision Media Ltd
41 high Street
Malmesbury
Wilts SN16 9ZZ

Our Sponsors

mindvision media logo white