Tag: Chepstow

Chepstow – the origins of settlement

Chepstow – the origins of settlement

As it's the anniversary of the death of William Marshal today in 1219, here is a snippet of info about the town of Chepstow. The promontory that Chepstow Castle and surrounds sit on appears to have never been inhabited prehistorically or by the Romans; Chepstow only became settled once the castle had been built between … Continue reading Chepstow – the origins of settlement

Portskewett – Neolithic burial chambers, Roman temples and King Harold …

… there is a lot of interesting stuff around in the history world at the moment as we remember the famous Battle of Hastings.  But here's a snippet from a place a lot of people wouldn't have heard of but Harold - as earl of Wessex - did and, according to tradition, had attempted to … Continue reading Portskewett – Neolithic burial chambers, Roman temples and King Harold …

The Ancient Port of Chepstow

To celebrate the release of Secret Chepstow, here is snippet from the book It is hard to believe Chepstow was once such a busy, bustling, international trading port. According to the booklet The Chepstow Story by The Chepstow Society, a port developed in Chepstow shortly after the Normans came to power and early shipping is mentioned … Continue reading The Ancient Port of Chepstow

The mysterious deserted medieval village of Lancaut, near Chepstow

    Approximately a mile north of Chepstow, on English side of the River Wye and right on the the border of Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire, sit the ruins of an old church, as seen above. It is all that remains of a medieval village, plus a still-working farm further up the hill behind the church; … Continue reading The mysterious deserted medieval village of Lancaut, near Chepstow