Chippenham

Welcome to Chippenham

Welcome to Chippenham

Chippenham, the barony awarded to Ian Hawke, occupies 26 square miles on the River Medway, and is the first barony on the River beyond Garnath. Around the river itself, it is relatively flat with good, fertile soil helped by the extensive flood plain which is the key feature of the land surrounding Castle Chippenham. Further away from the river, the flood plain begins to break up into rolling hills lined with hop gardens and orchards.

Chippenham’s speciality is market gardening, with fruit and vegetables grown here, along with more staple crops such as wheat and maize. It is also known for producing beer and cider from the local hops and fruit trees.


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