Tormarton is a small village in South Gloucestershire located just north of the M4 motorway close to Junction 18, yet far enough away to enjoy a peaceful rural environment. It has a population of about 350 people from a wide variety of backgrounds bringing a wealth of qualifications, skills and abilities to enhance village life.
The village is a very historic place, it roots lying in agriculture. There are still a number of active and successful farms operating within the village environs and a great deal of village life revolves around them. A number of historic buildings remain, including, at the centre of the village, St Mary Magdalene church which dates back to the 12th century and is well worth a visit.
Archaeologists found the remains of five bodies near Tormarton during the construction of the motorway and other excavations in the area, the bodies were thought to be over 3,000 years old. A detailed account of these finds can be found in the ‘Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society’. You can find out more about the society at www.bgas.org.uk, and read the original article by following the link provided below.
Prehistoric Skeletons from Tormarton by R. W. Knight et al
Please follow the links to see detailed pages on local history and the activites of the church through the ages.
Tormarton does not have any shops or schools. It does however have some local businesses, including a pub, hotel, and a number of homes offering Bed & Breakfasts accommodation. The closest amenities are to be found in Marshfield , Chipping Sodbury, and Yate. The historical city of Bath is a short distance to the South. The National Trust property, Dryham House situated in Dyrham Park is located two or three miles south of the village on the A46. A Google location map for the village can be found under the menu item above or here.
Whether you are looking for a base for visiting historic and picturesque Cotswold villages or for enjoying famous attractions such as the World Heritage Roman city of Bath or Brunel’s SS Great Britain in Bristol, or the beautiful Arboretum at Westonbirt, you will be within easy reach by car. For those who prefer to walk, there are many local footpaths across lovely countryside and the Cotswold Way, designated as a National Trail in 1988, runs right through the village.