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Aust, South Gloucestershire

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Aust, South Gloucestershire

Aust is a small village in South Gloucestershire, England, the historical site of the eastern terminal of the Aust Ferry crossing route over the River Severn between England and Wales, believed to have been used in Roman times as a continuation of Icknield Street which led from Eastern England via Cirencester to Chepstow, Caerleon & to St David's. It is today near the eastern end of the Severn Bridge, built in 1966 to carry the M4 motorway over the river estuary to Wales.
Administrative CountySouth Gloucestershire
Traditional CountyGloucestershire
OS GridST5789
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityAvon and Somerset

Other names by which Aust, South Gloucestershire has been known in the past

Aust Clive ~ Austclive ~ Austrecliue

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

Aust, tithing and vil., Henbury par., W. Gloucestershire, 3½ miles SW. of Thornbury, 978 ac. and 1155 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 181.

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