Uley Long Barrow (Hetty Pegler's Tump)

A view of Uley Long Barrow (Hetty Pegler's Tump)
Aerial view of Uley Long Barrow

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Coaley, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 5BH

Before You Go

Uley Long Barrow is a partially reconstructed Neolithic chambered mound. It is 37 metres long and overlooks the Severn Valley. It's known locally as Hetty Pegler's Tump, after Hester Pegler who owned the land in the 17th century.

The barrow as seen today is largely the result of the excavation and reconstruction undertaken by Dr John Thurnham in 1854 and subsequent repairs in 1871, 1891 and 1906.

Managed by Gloucestershire County Council.

Read more about the history of the barrow.

Before You Go

Parking: There is space for one or two cars in the layby diagonally opposite the signed footpath leading to the site. There is no charge. Take care crossing the road.

Facilties: Toilets, shops and food outlets can be found a short drive away in Stroud.

Other Information: Bring a torch to fully explore the depths of the barrow's interior. Please be aware that the entrance is very low although it is possible to stand once inside the barrow.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

Plan a Great Day Out

Hetty Peglar's Tump is one of four Gloucestershire long barrows in the care of English Heritage which make up a circular tour. Nympsfield Long Barrow, Belas Knap and  Windmill Tump Long Barrow are all fine examples of Gloucestershire Neolithic history.


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