Projects: Bredons Norton
Bredons Norton is situated on the western slope of Bredon Hill and has a population of approximately 200 people. The first recorded evidence of the village is in the 1086 Domesday Book, with the oldest standing building in the village, the Church of St Giles, dating from the later 12th century. The archaeology within and around the village includes Iron Age and Romano farmsteads, a Roman villa, Medieval ridge and furrow, post Medieval quarries and World War Two features. The village is also home to many stunning post Medieval buildings and several modern farms.
Bredons Norton has provided the focal point of our research so far and in particular we have focused on the landscape surrounding a Roman villa excavated by Oxford Archaeology in 2010. This research has involved documentary research, viewing aerial photographs, field walking, geophysical survey and small scale excavation. With the results of this research continuously proving fruitful we will continue our investigation into the history of this fascinating part of Bredon Hill, hopefully revealing more about it past, stretching from prehistory right up to the present day.
We would gratefully encourage local residence of Bredons Norton to get involved in our research by contacting us today.