Content derived from research undertaken as part of the Victoria County History project
Prosperity came from the town’s many inns catering for travellers on the main London to Bristol road.
Marlborough’s position on the main London to Bristol road made it a centre of trade and industry.
Marlborough common exists at the heart of the settlement.
A market has occured in Marlborough throughout its history as was vital to trading in the town.
The wooden castle was built by William the conqueror as his invasion force came to the West Country in 1086.