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Hetty Pegler's Tump

  • Elsie Clifford

Hetty Pegler's Tump or the Uley Barrow in Gloucestershire, some five miles south-west of Stroud, has been well known since it was first dug by Dr Fry in 1821 and then, in 1854, by Dr Thurnam and Professor Freeman [I]. The plan published by Thurnam has often been reproduced, and is shown here again for ease of reference (FIG. I). It is on such a small scale that the details of the monument are obscured, but until now it was the only plan available. Now, due to the courteous co-operation of Miss Olive Lloyd-Baker of Hardwick Court, Gloucester, it is possible to publish a plan (FIG. 2) and a view (FIG. 3) of the monument made in 1821 by J. T. Lloyd-Baker and his account of what went on at the time.

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[1] Thurnam and Davis, Crania Britannica, II (1865).

[2] Proc. Cotteswold Naturalists’ Field Club, 1872, 64.

[3] Trans. Bristol and Glos. Arch. Soc., 1888, 43.

[4] Loc. cit., 1890, 3.

[5] Loc. cit., 1906, 20.

Mrs Clifford has for long been engaged in research on the long barrows of the Cotswolds, and herself excavated three important sites: Notgrove, Nympsfield and Rodmarton. Recently she has obtained access to some early records of the excavation of Hetty Pegler's Tump or the Uley Barrow, and here shows, from these early 19th-century records, and the plan made by herself and Mr E. Camm in 1937, that Thurnam's plan and drawings are questionable in detail.

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