Lacock is a pretty village and home to Lacock Abbey, a National Trust country house occupying the site of a former Abbey.

The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book, with a population of 160–190; with two mills and a vineyard. Lacock Abbey was founded on the manorial lands by Ela, Countess of Salisbury and established in 1232. 

At the dissolution of the monasteries under King Henry VIII, the Abbey and estate, including the village, were sold to William Sharington, later passing into the Talbot family by marriage. The Lacock estate was home to photography pioneer Henry Fox Talbot from 1800 to 1877 and there is an exhibition of his influence on the development of photography.


From The Old Rectory (A) to Lacock and Lacock Abbey (B)

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