Nympsfield Long Barrow
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Exposed burial chambers
Litlle of the mound remains, and the barrow has been oddly truncated. It was originally a tapering barrow up to 27 metres in length, with a horned forecourt area. Within the exposed mound are three chambers arranged like a cross, formed with local stone slabs and drystone walling. This type of burial chamber is known as 'Cotswold-Severn', and there are over 100 such barrow remains in the Cotswold region.
The barrow may have avoided damage during the medieval period due to a local belief that it had been at one time a leper hospital.
Nympsfield is close to another long barrow; Hetty Peglers Tump. Though owned by English Heritage the site is managed by Gloucestershire County Council. There is a parking lot and picnc area on site.
About Nympsfield Long Barrow
Address: B4066, Nympsfield, Gloucestershire, England, GL10 3TS
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Located directly on the B4066 1 mile northwest of Nympsfield village, almost opposite the drive to Woodchester Manor.
Website: Nympsfield Long Barrow
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Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Woodchester Mansion - 0.9 miles (Historic House)
Uley Long Barrow (Hetty Pegler's Tump) - 0.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Frocester Tithe Barn - 0.9 miles (Historic Building)
Owlpen Manor - 2 miles (Historic House)
Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust - 4.9 miles (Family Attraction)
Ozleworth, St Nicholas Church - 5 miles (Historic Church)
Newark Park - 5.1 miles (Historic House)
Chavenage House - 6.2 miles (Historic House)
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