North Nibley

North Nibley

North Nibley
North Nibley
 North Nibley shown within Gloucestershire
Population 883 
OS grid referenceST740958
Shire countyGloucestershire
RegionSouth West
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town DURSLEY
Postcode district GL11
Dialling code 01454
Police Gloucestershire
Fire Gloucestershire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK ParliamentCotswold
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Coordinates: 51°39′38″N 2°22′36″W / 51.66054°N 2.37674°W / 51.66054; -2.37674

North Nibley is a village in Gloucestershire, England about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) northwest of Wotton-under-Edge.


The village is commonly known as Nibley, but the official name distinguishes it from the village of Nibley, just outside Yate, about 10 miles (16 km) away in South Gloucestershire. Nibley Green is an associated hamlet to its northwest at grid reference ST732965.


Nibley, the Seat of George Smyth, Esq., by Jan Kip, 1709

The village is the probable birthplace of William Tyndale, who was responsible for translating the New Testament into English, for which he was later sentenced to death and burned at the stake in Vilvoorde, Flanders. Nibley House, next to the church, was the home of John Smyth (1567–1641), steward of Berkeley Castle and the Berkeley family estates, author of Lives of the Berkeleys and historian of the early settlement of Virginia.


Tyndale Monument

Nearby Stinchcombe Hill has become popular with walkers and horse riders, and is crossed by the Cotswold Way. The Tyndale Monument stands on Nibley Knoll just above the village, at grid reference ST742957 on the Cotswold Way. From 1992, volunteers have cleared the area to recreate the previously open panoramic views of both the Severn Bridges and beyond to the Black Mountains in Wales.


The village shop on Barrs Lane has been a run as a voluntary organisation by villagers since 2001. Since 2007 the villagers have organised the annual Nibley Music Festival.[1] The village is home to the Nibley Nobblers football team and Nibley Cricket Team, who have won the legendary Pratt Cup two seasons in a row.

In 2014 the final episode of the third series of BBC One's Sherlock featured the futuristic Swinhay House, home of Renishaw plc founder Sir David McMurtry, designed by eco-architect David Austin.[2][3][4]

See also


  1. "The Heavy and Turin Brakes announced as Nibley Festival headliners". Gloucestershire Gazette. 10 March 2014.
  2. James Edgar (14 January 2014). "Millionaire owner of Sherlock mansion opts for more modest dwelling". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  3. "Sherlock finale features Gloucestershire's modern-day mansion Swinhay House". Gloucestershire Echo. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  4. "Inside the real-life Appledore". Daily Mail. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
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