Lancaut Gloucestershire Directory 1856

St James' church, Lancaut, Wye valley
St James’ church, Lancaut, Wye valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lancaut is a very small parish, pleasantly situated on the eastern bank of the Wye, 2 miles north-by-east from Chepstow, in the Hundred of Westbury, Union of Chepstow, archdeaconry of Gloucester, and bishopric of Gloucester and Bristol. The living is annexed to the rectory of Woolastone, worth £40 yearly. The church is a small ancient building. The population, in 1851, was 11, and the acreage is 183; rateable value £214.
Letters received through Chepstow, which is the nearest money order office.

Ryder Henry, farmer

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol. Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.

Nave of St James' church, Lancaut, Wye valley
Nave of St James’ church, Lancaut, Wye valley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Ruined church of St James, Lancaut. F...
English: Ruined church of St James, Lancaut. From the footpath running down to the river Wye. There are a few old gravestones inside and outside the ruins. There are some historical notes on the board which can be seen just over the wall in the foreground. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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