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Lancaut, Gloucestershire

Historical Description

Lancaut, a parish in Gloucestershire, on the river Wye, 2 miles N by E of Chepstow. Post town, Chepstow. Acreage, 218; population, 4. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the rectory of Woollaston, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is in ruins.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyGloucestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishLancaut St. James 
Poor Law unionChepstow 
Registration districtChepstow1837 - 1935

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register is incorporated with that of Woolastone.

The Gloucestershire Parish Registers are available online at Ancestry, in association with Gloucestershire Archives.


Church of England

St. James

The church of St. James, a small but ancient building, is now, and has for a long time been, in ruins.

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

For births, marriages, and deaths in Lancaut from 1837 to 1935 you should search for the Chepstow Registration District.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Lancaut from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Gloucestershire is available to browse.


Online maps of Lancaut are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Gloucestershire online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the county of Gloucester, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.