Dating from around 4000 years ago, Hetty Pegler’s Tump measures a huge 120 feet by 80 feet and is a wonderful example of a neolithic Cotswold chambered
tomb and unusually, the mound is still intact.
The monument entrance is surrounded by a stone wall leading to a long central chamber, the tomb consisting of two chambers on either side and an end chamber. The "hump" was robbed for building materials duriing the early 19th century causing some damage to the north end which is still secured.
Proper archeological excavations in 1800's uncovered upto 24 skeletons inside the chambers and 2 outside. The two south chambers and the chamber at the end, can be entered through the doorway, although uncomfortable on hands and knees, and accompanied with a torch, it is well worth the trouble.
The barrow is said to be named after Hester Peggler, a local 17th century land owner’s wife. The scheduled ancient monument can be found between the Cotswolds villages of Nympsfield and Uley in south Gloucestershire and is just a short stroll from the B4066. The monument is in the stewardship of English Heritage.
Hetty Pegler's Tump Opening Times 2006
|All Year||All Reasonable Times|
|Adult: £0.00||Juniors: £0.00||Seniors: £0.00|
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