Aust  Gloucestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Aust like this:

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.

Aust through time

Aust is now part of South Gloucestershire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Gloucestershire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Aust itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Aust in South Gloucestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th June 2019

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