Flashcards in ✅Place Study - Chipping Campden Deck (36)
Where is Chipping Campden located?
In Gloucestershire, the North Cotswolds, 33 miles North East of Gloucester
What is the population of Chipping Campden?
What percentage of residents are white?
How many times fewer is the proportion of black people in Chipping Campden compared to the UK?
How many times fewer is the proportion of Asian people in Chipping Campden compared to the UK?
How has the population of Chipping Campden changed over time?
Decreased around world wars, but over time has stayed relatively similar, little increase or decrease
What proportion of the population are elderly?
What is infrastructure like in Chipping Campden?
Little infrastructure, B roads are only available routes to nearby towns of Evesham, Cheltenham and Broadway
What is the vegetation in the area like?
Largely grassland and woodland with most common trees being Elm, Ash and Beech
What was the town known for in its early history?
Wool in the 13th century
What influence did William Grevel have?
Influential wool trader, designed many of the buildings
What was the market hall originally used for?
Selling dairy and poultry, a gift from Baptist Hicks
What did the town become involved in after wool trading died out?
The Arts and Crafts movement
Who was Robert Ashbee?
A silversmith, set up his workshop in the town in 1902
Which arts and crafts followers followed Ashbee to Chipping Campden?
F L Griggs and H J Massingham
What did Sir Baptist Hicks build in the town?
A manor house, Old Campden House
When was Old Campden House built?
Why is infrastructure lacking?
Because the town was based on wool trade, so roads were small and single tracked as farmers only needed transport from fields to market hall
When was the Norman church built?
What was the Norman church transformed into?
St James church, the present day church
What are the Almshouses?
Built to house 6 poor men and 6 poor women, today housing pensioners from the town
When were the Almshouses built?
1612, for £1000
What type of houses dominate the town?
What percentage of homes are second homes?
What percentage of people have qualification of level 4 or above?
33.7% compared to 27.4% nationally
What type of people is the town mostly populated by?
Middle class families and retired/elderly people
Which constituency does the town fall into?
Which political party is majority voted for?
Conservative, for the last 20 years at least
How many town councillors are there?