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Beachley, Gloucestershire

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Beachley, Gloucestershire

Beachley is a village in Gloucestershire, England, near the border with Wales. It is located on a peninsula at the junction between the Rivers Wye and Severn, where the Severn Bridge ends and the smaller secondary bridge for the River Wye begins. The tidal drop here is one of the highest in the UK. Before the construction of the bridge it was a ferry port from where the Beachley Ferry to Aust operated until 1966.
DistrictForest of Dean
Administrative CountyGloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST5591
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGloucestershire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01291

Beachley, Gloucestershire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Beachley, eccl. dist., W. Gloucestershire, 2 miles SE. of Chepstow, pop. 142.

Beachley, Gloucestershire in "A Topographical Dictionary of England" edited by Samuel Lewis (1848)

BEACHLEY, a chapelry, in the parish of Tidenham, hundred of Westbury, W. division of the county of Gloucester, 3 miles (S. S. E.) from Chepstow; containing 224 inhabitants. This place is situated on a small peninsula at the mouth of the Wye, formed by the junction of that river with the Severn, over which latter is the Old Passage ferry, lately improved by the erection of stone piers and an establishment of steam-packets; it is remarkable for its early vegetation, the salubrity of its air, and the beauty of its surrounding scenery. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £16; patron, the Vicar of Tidenham; impropriator, C. S. Stokes, Esq. The chapel, which is in the early English style, was consecrated on Sept. 10th, 1833, and is dedicated to St. John; it was made a district church in 1842.

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