Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for AUST, or Aust Clive

AUST, or Aust Clive, a village and a chapelry in Henbury parish, Gloucester. The village stands on the E shore of the Severn, 2 miles distant from the South Wales and the Bristol and Wales railways, 3½ W by S of Thornbury; and has a post office, of the name of Old Passage, under Bristol. A ferry is here on the Severn, 2 miles over, to Chepstow, and bears the name of the Old passage, to distinguish it from the New passage, which is 2 miles lower down the river. This was the ancient Trajectus, where the Roman legions used to be ferried over; and was also the place where Edward I. passed over to hold a conference with Llewelyn. The chapelry is a tything. Acres, 1,200. Real property, £2,398. Pop., 187. Houses, 39. The property is not much divided. Much of the surface is marshy. Clays, alabaster, strontian, and some interesting fossils are found. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Henbury, in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol. The church is externally good.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a chapelry"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Aust CP/Tg       Henbury CP/AP       Gloucestershire AncC
Place names: AUST     |     AUST CLIVE     |     AUST OR AUST CLIVE
Place: Aust

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