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Monday, June 13, 2011

Lacock Village

From the time of Henry VIII until 1944, the Talbot family were the landlords of Lacock Village. In 1944, Miss Matilda Talbot gifted Lacock Village to the National Trust. Since that time, the National Trust has attempted to maintain the 17th and 18th century character of the village by avoiding obtrusive modernization.

Lacock Village

Since the middle ages, Lacock Village had been a prosperous wool town known for its sheep and weaving, but that waned with the advent of cheap cotton imports from the United States in the 19th century.

Lacock Village

Visitors to Lacock Village may also want to visit nearby Lacock Abbey, The George Inn or The Red Lion. Lacock Village is located just off the A350 near Chippenham in Wiltshire.

Lacock Village Map

© 2011 John Westby

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