Village Pond 

West Littleton Pound


Tormarton is a small Cotswold village in South Gloucestershire located just north of Junction 18 of the M4 motorway and 4½ miles from Chipping Sodbury. It has a population of just over 300 people who come from a wide variety of backgrounds bringing a wealth of qualifications, skills and abilities to enhance village life. There are still a number of active and successful farms operating within the village environs and these make a significant contribution to the rural character of the village. The Cotswold Way, designated as a National Trail in 1988, runs right through the village.

Tormarton is a very historic place. The discovery of a second century child’s coffin in the 1980’s and the unearthing of a bronze Roman coin and shards of Roman pottery provide evidence of possible Roman occupation in the area more than 1600 years ago. Extensive earthworks to the north and east of the church are thought to be the remains of a medieval village. A number of historic buildings remain, including St Mary Magdalene church which dates back to the 12th century and is well worth a visit.

Tormarton has a pub, hotel, and a number of B and Bs. 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 Dyrham House, situated in Dyrham Park, is located four miles south of the village on the A46.

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.