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Cirencester (locally pronounced Cissiter), the ancient Roman Corinium, at the junction of several Roman roads, and in a neighbourhood abounding in Roman antiquities, is a town of Gloucestershire in the Cotswold Hills, on the Churn, a feeder of the Thames, and traversed by the Thames and Severn Canal. It is 18 miles from Swindon, and 14 from Cheltenham. It has a good trade in wool and agricultural produce, and is a great hunting centre. Near it is the seat of Earl Bathurst, There is a good agricultural college in the neighbourhood. The town was twice stormed during the Civil war.