Nympsfield Long Barrow
Tel: 01453 760960
AboutOwned by English Heritage but managed by Gloucestershire County Council. Situated in a picnic area off the B4066 Dursley to Stroud road. Access at any reasonable time. Admission free. Plenty off road parking.
One of a number of similar long barrows in the area of a type known as Severn Cotswold. The mound is missing, revealing the shape of the chambers - three arranged off a central passageway and a small "forecourt" to the front. Remains of 17 individuals have been excavated from the site. Evidence of fires and a small pit near the entrance have been interpreted as "ritual" activity.
Although the mound dates from the Neolithic (5,000 years ago) there is evidence that it was revered for much longer. Bronze age finds and Roman pottery have been recovered from the mound. First excavated 1862. Last excavated 1974.
The view from the adjoining picnic area is stunning. The site is at the top of an escarpment overlooking the Severn Valley and it is possible to see across to the Brecon Beacons and beyond.
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* Open any reasonable time during daylight hours
Nearest major road is B4066. Located 1 mile north west of Nympsfield on the B4066.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Stroud. Stagecoach bus, Stroud to Dursley Service no 15.