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Our village is unusual in being mostly an Estate village. The two Halls, surrounding land, and all the older properties belong to the Conant family, the Halls having been built by the Barker brothers in the 17th century. Thomas Barker, the meteorologist, is buried in the churchyard. Sir John Conant is the patron of the living.
There are 41 dwellings with approximately three quarters of these on short hold tenancies. The population of the village therefore changes a good deal, although there are usually about 75 people. The age range of the villagers and number of children is variable.
The church of St Martin of Tours is located within the centre of the village.