Nettleton, Wiltshire

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Nettleton
Nettleton is located in Wiltshire
Nettleton
Nettleton
 Nettleton shown within Wiltshire
Population 597 (parish, including Burton and West Kington) (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference ST8278
Civil parish Nettleton
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Chippenham
Postcode district SN14
Dialling code 01249
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament North Wiltshire
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Coordinates: 51°30′22″N 2°15′32″W / 51.506°N 2.259°W / 51.506; -2.259

Nettleton is a village and civil parish about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) northwest of Chippenham in Wiltshire, England. To the southeast is Nettleton Mill, which was part of the Castle Combe estate.

Lugbury long barrow[edit]

Lugbury is a chambered long barrow about 0.75 miles (1.21 km) east of the village.[2] Excavations in the 19th century found 28 human skeletons in its chambers.[2]

Shrine of Apollo Cunomaglus[edit]

Priest and priestess on the site of the entrance to the shrine complex at Nettleton Scrubb

South-west of Brotton Hill wood, where the Fosse Way crosses the Broadmead Brook, in the north-west of the parish, remains of a Romano-British settlement of about 30 buildings have been found.[2][3] This was excavated between 1956 and 1971; it is now field and woodland again. It was interpreted as a religious site including an octagonal shrine some 10 metres in diameter. Apollo Cunomaglus may have been its overall patron; dedications to other deities, probably including Diana, Mercury, and Mars with his Gaulish consort Rosmerta, were also found.[4]

On the site of the shrine of Apollo at Nettleton Scrubb, a priest and priestess face the setting sun.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Area selected: North Wiltshire (Non-Metropolitan District)". Neighbourhood Statistics: Full Dataset View. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 June 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page356
  3. ^ "Wiltshire Community History: Nettleton". 
  4. ^ Wedlake, 1982

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