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THE BATH ROAD PASSES FROXFIELD AND BROADENS TO FORM MARLBOROUGH'S MAIN STREET

THE BATH ROAD PASSES FROXFIELD AND BROADENS TO FORM MARLBOROUGH'S MAIN STREET

Three miles out of Hungerford is the village of Froxfield (lower photograph), through which the Bath Road goes on its way to Savernake Forest. Here there is an almshouse founded in 1686 for widows of the clergy. On the farther side of Savernake Forest a hill goes down to the river Kennet, and on the opposite slope lies Marlborough. Its very broad, very long main street slopes with the hill towards the river I here is a church at either end and narrow entries on either side leading to what used to be the stables for post-chaise and coach.

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