UK Travel Guide



Ampney Crucis in Gloucestershire

A small Cotswold village, Ampney Crucis offers beautiful sites and an interesting history. The name of the town was derived from the Ampney Brook, a tributary of Thames, and the Church of Holy Cross. In the 1780’s, laborers working by the London Road had unearthed Roman artifacts, the most famous of these being an ancient urn filled with burnt bones, ashes, and coins from the lower Roman Empire. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford now holds this old urn. At the foot of the village stands the Ampney Crucis War Memorial. The Crown of Crucis public house is located nearby the monument.