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Town Crier
Town Criers introduced by the Normans to relay news to the people.

History of the Court

Cricklade Court Leet has been part of the Cricklade community since the formation of Manorial Courts following the Norman Conquest which started at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Today, the Cricklade Court is one of only 32 courts remaining in the UK.

Our Role Today

The Cricklade Court has a continuing role in the management of the common lands of Cricklade; which includes the appointment of a Hayward; and the management of the grazing on North Meadow National Nature Reserve.

The  Cricklade Court works closely with Natural England on the management and conservation of this National Nature Reserve. Natural England have owned and managed this site since the 1970s. The Natural England leaflet on North Meadow explains in more detail.

 

Town Crier leads guided walk
Cricklade Court Leet Town Crier leads visitors on a guided walk of North Meadow NNR

The Cricklade Court Leet became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2018 and has 25 volunteer members who are involved in many of the Town’s activties in addition to conservation work on North Meadow National Nature Reserve. The Cricklade Town Council website has a map of Cricklade, giving information about local landmarks.

Upcoming Events

 

Lowland Hay Meadows Plant Identification

Date: 24th June 2023
Time: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cricklade Jenner Hall and North Meadow NNR

Find out more about the beautiful plants that grow on North Meadow. Tutored by David Gowing who has carried out research on North Meadow for 25 years. David is the Professor of Botany at the Open University. This course is suitable for anyone who would like to learn more about lowland hay meadows and develop their plant identification skills.

Course Details

Cost: £25

Recent Posts

 

Mike Large

The Court is very sad to announce the death of Mike Large on 7th June 2022. Mike was appointed as...
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Mike Large

Moth and Butterfly Course 2022

We were delighted to welcome back David Brown to run our 2 day moth and butterfly course last weekend. The...
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Moth and Butterfly Course 2022

Platinum Picnic In The Park Poster

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Platinum Picnic In The Park Poster

Bumblebee Identification Course

Our Bumblebee Identification Course yesterday was a great success. The Heritage Lottery sponsored our course which allowed us to invite...
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Bumblebee Identification Course

Fritillary Flowering Almost Finished

The fritillary flowering almost finished for this year. Most Fritillary flowers  have now been pollinated and are developing seed pods....
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Fritillary Flowering Almost Finished

Fritillary Count on North Meadow

The fritillaries are still looking spectacular, most are now in flower and some have stared to form seed heads. Over...
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Fritillary Count on North Meadow

Spectacular Fritillary Display

Now is a great time to see this year's spectacular fritillary display. The picture above was taken last Saturday and...
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Spectacular Fritillary Display

The Fritillaries are flowering

The fritillaries have come into flower over the last few days. It is already a spectacular display which will be...
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The Fritillaries are flowering

Lots of Fritillaries but only a few in flower

There are large numbers of fritillaries and a few have started to flower. They are still very difficult to see...
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Lots of Fritillaries but only a few in flower

The Snakes Head Fritillaries are showing but very difficult to see

The Snakes Head Fritillary season is about to start. There are a small number of flower buds showing but, although...
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The Snakes Head Fritillaries are showing but very difficult to see