Lower Wick is a small
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located in the county of
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, England. It is situated about five miles south west of Dursley, eighteen miles southwest of Gloucester and fifteen miles northeast of
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. Lower Wick is within the
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of Alkington. The hamlet contains approximately 17 homes (including the old school house, now converted into a dwelling) and a restaurant. Most of the older properties were built by the Berkeley family who once owned much of the land. One of the farms in the hamlet still has a working wind pump in use today which is over one hundred years old.


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Villages in Gloucestershire Stroud District {{Gloucestershire-geo-stub