Lacock is a village in Wiltshire, in the south west of England, ( United Kingdom ) not far from the town of Chippenham.
Many houses dating from the 18th century and from earlier periods, the church dating from the end of the 11th century.
The preserved aspect of the village center has long made it a particularly popular location for heritage films, these films highlighting heritage, such as Pride and Prejudice in 1995 and Emma in 1996, based on the works of Jane Austen, or Cranford in 2007, based on the eponymous novel by Elizabeth Gaskell, but also for other productions, such as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009 or Downton Abbey (film) in 2019.
Access : Coordinates: 51.415, -2.123 / Lacock located in the county of Wiltshire , in the southern part of the country, 140 km west of the capital London.
- Lacock practically ceased to be built when the textile activity ended at the beginning of the 19th century and gradually congealed into the appearance that it has retained until today.
- The village was entrusted to the National Trust by the last Talbot heiress in 19441.
- Lacock Abbey was founded in 1229. Most of the buildings date from the Middle Ages.Lacock and its abbey are very frequently used by television or film productions.
- The Lacock Cup is a fifteenth-century silver cup, considered one of the most valuable secular silver objects in England. After the Reformation, this drinking cup ended up in Saint Cyriac Church in Lacock, where it was used in worship for hundreds of years. In 1962 it was loaned permanently to the British Museum. In 2013 it was sold to the museum for £1.3 million, although experts previously valued it at £1.8 million. A copy is now kept in the church.
- Top sights in Lacock : Church of St Cyriac, was established in the late 11th century. / Lackham House, in the north of the parish overlooking the Avon / The Sign of the Angel ,late 15th-century house, now an inn / The 16th-century conduit house, part of the abbey’s water supply.
Go next : Chippenham , a market town in northwest Wiltshire, England / Melksham, a town and civil parish on the River Avon in Wiltshire, England.