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MALMESBURY

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Saxon and Medieval town defences (site and remains of) at Malmesbury. The town walls were originally built when Malmesbury became a burh in the late 9th or early 10th centuries. It is thought that they were rebuilt in the late 12th or early 13th centuries to enclose a larger circuit than the Saxon burh. Gates existed on the East (extant), South and West sides, the latter having a Northern postern gate. The Abbey prevented access from the North. Only parts of the East side and gate survive.

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