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Tetbury Information and History

Tetbury was once one of the most important cloth market towns of the southern Cotswolds. When the wool trade declined, Tetbury became a general market town.

But the history of Tetbury can be traced back much earlier than its wool trading times.

In 681 AD the first Saxon monastry was built on the site of a hill fort and the subsequent modern name of Tetbury arrived.

The industrial revolution bypassed Tetbury, so it is for its wool industry that Tetbury is probably best known.
In the middle ages, prosperity grew and in common with many towns in the area this prosperity lead to many fine buildings being built.