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Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire


Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Belas Knap - Nr Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

General

Who are we?

White Witch is a wonderful emporium of Pagan and Witchcraft gifts and essentials, established in 1999 by Debbie, they operate from their 500 year old shop in Waltham Abbey, Essex and is staffed by friendly Witches. 

We hold in stock a large range of  Pagan altar figures of the God and Goddess in their many forms, the Green Man, a large selection of Witches' tools, including Witches' cauldrons, Witches' wands, Witches' athames, Witches' robes and cloaks, Witches' Books of Shadows, Witches' spells and magic ingredients and all things witchy and wonderful!

We also have an extensive range of crystals - from large geodes to tumblestones, lots of pagan jewellery, candles, herbs, tarot cards, herbal teas and more.

Our online shop is a digital window into our magickal store and we hope you'll find what you're looking for. If you need any extra help or advice, then please call or visit us instore at Waltham Abbey (Essex) where we will be only too happy to welcome you with a  cup of  tea and a smile.

t: 01992 712 794

e: info@witchesofwalthamabbey.co.uk


Brief History Paganism: 

Paganism represents a wide variety of traditions that emphasize reverence for nature and a revival of ancient polytheistic and animistic religious practices.  Paganism is not a traditional religion per se because it does not have any official doctrine, but it does have some common characteristics joining the great variety of traditions. One of the common beliefs is the divine presence in nature and the reverence of the natural order in life. Spiritual growth is related to the cycles of the Earth and great emphasis is placed on ecological concerns. Monotheism is almost universally rejected within Paga

Reviews

Description

On a lovely, sunny day in October we paid a visit to Belas Knap in Gloucestershire. There is a parking area and the barrow is about over half a mile from there.There's a steep climb for the first stretch of the footpath, with lovely views of Winchcombe leading to the rounded hill top. This walk takes approximately 10 minutes depending on your level of fitness. and there's a stone stile to negotiate.

Belas Knap is a neolithic, chambered long barrow situated on Cleeve Hill, near Cheltenham and Winchcombe, in Gloucestershire, England.  'Belas' is possibly derived from the Latin  - bellus, meaning 'beautiful', 'Knap' is Old English for the top, or summit of a hill.

The barrow is beautiful! Shaped like the Goddess, with a false main entrance and burial chambers that you can access at the sides. According to English Heritage the remains of 31 people were found in the chambers.

During the 19th-century excavations, the false entrance was found to cover the remains of six skeletons, including five infants, which are thought to be early Bronze Age interments. The south-eastern chamber contained the remains of two males and two females along with animal bones and flint artefacts. The north-eastern chamber contained twelve burials, the western chamber fourteen, and the southern chamber just one. The excavators also reported finding a circle of flat stones beneath the centre of the mound, though these were later removed.

This is a wonderful place to visit. The energy here is still and potent. We loved it!

 

 

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