Tyndale Monument at North Nibley
North Nibley shown within Gloucestershire
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North Nibley is a village in Gloucestershire, England about 3 km northwest of Wotton-under-Edge. The village is commonly known as Nibley: the official name North Nibley distinguishes it from the village of Nibley, just outside Yate, about 10 miles away in South Gloucestershire. Nibley Green is a hamlet to its northwest at grid reference ST732965.
North Nibley 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. In his memory the Tyndale Monument stands on Nibley Knoll just above the village, at grid reference ST742957 on the Cotswold Way and is a fine viewpoint. From the top of the monument the panoramic views of both the Severn Bridges and beyond to the Black Mountains in Wales can be fully appreciated.
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. 2007 saw the first Nibley Music Festival which looks set to be an annual event. The village shop on Barrs Lane has been a run as a voluntary organisation by villagers since 2001 and stocks many locally produced items.
The nearby Stinchcombe Hill has become popular with walkers and horse riders since, from 1992, volunteers, led by John Smallwood, have done a great deal of work attempting to restore the open views over the Severn Vale. The cleared areas can be seen from the M5, and the Cotswold Way has now been re-routed around the Hill to take advantage of this work.
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