The village is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and has been used as a film set for, amongst others, Cranford, Pride and Prejudice and a couple of the Harry Potter films. The older houses in the village date from the 18th century.
The medieval church Continue reading
A lovely and charming place to visit with the river winding through the heart of the town. The medieval old Town Bridge, built originally in the 13th century and widened in the 17th century, still has two of the original arches. The small attached building was a lock-up which held two cells for prisoners waiting to be brought before the magistrate.
The church tower and spire were built in the 1400s.
There are a few timber built houses dating from Tudor times but the majority of buildings are stone, like the old textile mills which still line the banks of the river. Continue reading