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.

Location

Oxfordshire Ashbury

Period

Prehistoric (to AD42)

Tags

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