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I'm a church!

Well done! This is quite a difficult name to guess. The first part of this name comes from the Old English word cirice, which means 'church'. Old English is the language spoken by the Anglo-Saxons. Chirbury means 'church fort or manor'.

Some things to think about:

Why do you think the Anglo-Saxons named this village after the church? What materials do you think the church was made from? Do you think that every Anglo-Saxon village had a church?

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