Wye Valley Society visit to Lancaut Church

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Date(s) - 05/10/2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lancaut Church

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An event for members of the Wye Valley Society (WVS) and the Forest of Dean Buildings Preservation Trust (FoDBPT)  at Lancaut Church on Sunday 5th October 2014 between 2 and 4 p.m. The roofless Church of St. James, Lancaut, dates from the late 12th century and is Listed. The location is spectacular, in a small peninsula almost surrounded by a meander of the River Wye, within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Historians believe that a monastic settlement was founded here in the early 6th century, and the late twelfth-century figured lead font from the Church is on display in Gloucester Cathedral. You will be able to learn more from two speakers, Jim Chapman, Chairman of the FoDBPT, on the Church and Ian Standing, a Trustee and Verderer of the Forest of Dean, on the Geology of the area. Simple refreshments will be provided.

There is a sign to Lancaut on the west side of the B4228 Chepstow-Coleford road about a mile or so north of Tutshill. Parking is limited to two pull-offs on a lane just above a sign for Lancaut Nature Reserve and a long, steep footpath on the left leads down to the Church; care and strong footwear is essential.

Unfortunately it is not suitable for anyone not fully fit, with no health or walking difficulties, as there is no alternative access. If you are interested in coming on 5th October and learning more about the Church and the FoDBPT’s plans to conserve the building please email the WVS Secretary at: secretary@wyevalleysociety.org.uk Due to the difficult access, in the event of bad weather we may have to cancel the event; in this case we will email all those who have contacted us.