Place:Lancaut, Gloucestershire, England

TypeFormer parish
Coordinates51.6663°N 2.6722°W
Located inGloucestershire, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoWestbury (hundred), Gloucestershire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Tidenham, Gloucestershire, Englandneighbouring parish with which it merged in 1935
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Lancaut (Welsh: Llan Cewydd) is a deserted village in Gloucestershire, England, located alongside the River Wye, around two miles north of Chepstow. It occupies a narrow-necked promontory formed by a curve of the river, which acts as the border between England and Wales. Little remains of the village today, except for the roofless church of St. James.

The village was never large, but in 1306 contained 10 tenant households, and in 1551 had 19 adults. By 1750 the village had only two inhabited houses, and in 1848 the parish was recorded as having a mere 16 inhabitants. The civil parish was merged with Tidenham in 1935. Today there is little remaining of the village except for a still-working farm. (Sources: Wikipedia)

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Lancaut.

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