North Nibley

Local Interest


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NORTH NIBLEY, a parish in the hundred of Upper Berkeley, in the county of Gloucestershire, between Wotton-under-Edge and Dursley on the edge of the Cotswolds. The Tyndale Monument is visible from many miles away and is a useful landmark for anyone approaching the village from North, South or West. North Nibley has a thriving Church of England Primary school. The village is of considerable antiquity, and was formerly famed for the manufacture of woollen cloth.

The last battle between private armies fought on English soil was at Nibley Green on 20th March, 1469/70 between William, Lord Berkeley, and Thomas, Lord Lisle with a combined force of more than 1,000 men. The village is famously associated with William Tyndale, who translated The Bible into English.

150th anniversary of the opening of the Tyndale Monument

The monument was oficially opened in 1866. The Monument Trust plan to celebrate the 150th anniversary on the 1st October 2016. The plan is to invite representatives of those present at the opening. The chapel will host refreshments and readings from the Tyndale Bible and it is hoped to hold a concert in the evening.

North Nibley War Memorial

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War a project is being conducted to research the names of Nibley's fallen soldiers, as listed on the war memorial in the cemetery. The aim is to create a booklet which will tell the unique stories of the twenty men and of the creation of the memorial itself. If you have any information, records or photographs of the soldiers please contact Kathryn White email address or phone 890754 or contact a member of the parish council.

The Countryside Code

Please respect the local community and other people using the outdoors. Remember your actions can affect people's lives and livelihoods. Protecting the natural environment means taking care not to damage features such as plants and trees. For more information see The Countryside Code.