Waylands Smithy, Ashbury, Oxfordshire

Waylands Smithy, Ashbury, Oxfordshire
Photograph taken 1916 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BB97/11813

A two phase Neolithic chambered long barrow, dating to c. 3700-3390 BC. The tomb owes its name to the legend of Wayland the Smith, a mythical craftsman who supposedly lived in the tomb and shod horses left outside with a payment. This site is maintained and managed by the National Trust.


Oxfordshire Ashbury


Prehistoric (to AD42)


religion faith burial chamber neolithic long barrow prehistoric (to ad42) stone age death legend