"WOOLLASTON, a parish in the hundred of Westbury, county Gloucester, 6 miles N.E. of Chepstow. It is a station on the Great Western railway. The village is situated between the rivers Wye and Severn. Towards the former it is bounded by a range of limestone hills, towards the Severn by a vale of red marl. At the time of the Domesday survey it was held by William Count D'Eu, but, being forfeited, was granted to the Clares, who gave the manor and church to Tintern Abbey. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, value with Alvington and Lancant annexed, £450. The church is dedicated to St. Andrew. The charities produce about £10 per annum, including the endowment of the almshouses. The Duke of Beaufort is lord of the manor."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
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