|Welcome to Hardy country, this very pretty little
village with its white thatched cottages should not be missed, nor
should you miss the gardens that are ablaze with colour. But what makes
this village famous is a museum.
A museum founded by a great Victorian soldier and gentleman, Gen Pitt-Rivers who was a wealthy landowner hereabouts, and it was he that restored King John's Hunting Lodge at Tollard Royal, it is the centrepiece of his huge collection that covers mans growth from the days of savagery to the gentler times of the 19th century, with items that were dug up from Woodcutts which is nearby and a perfect example of a Romano-British village. From Stone Age implements of flint, Roman coins and skeletons of men and children who had suffered violent deaths, also are the regalia of various tribes and implements of agricultural and farm workers.
Originally built as a residential school for gypsy children during the 1940s by the Revd John West it is now a unique museum but unfortunately now closed and the collection dispersed, but the Woodcutts collection can be viewed in the museum at Salisbury.
The church is dedicated to St Lawrence and is behind some cottages on the side of a hill, built of local green sandstone it has a rather attractive tower that was built in the 14th century, there are two fonts inside one mediaeval and the other late 17th century and by the door is the ancient well which is now protected by a shelter similar to a lych gate.