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Lacock Town Information

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Laycock Abbey - Photo © Dave Windsor
Laycock Abbey - Photo: Dave Windsor CCL

  At the heart of this stunning village, full of buildings dating to the 18th century, stands 13th century Lacock Abbey.

A former convent that played a pivotal role in the history of photography after it became a home-cum laboratory in the 19th century for William Henry Fox Talbot, the man who invented the modern film process.

The splendid building has a museum devoted to his work and displays his first-ever ‘photograph’.

It is one of many precious local properties owned by the National Trust.