surveyor and keen amateur archaeologist Derek Batten bought the
site of a former Norman castle for just short of £20,000.
explains, "I’ve always been a little bit eccentric so that wasn’t
unusual for me to do something as crazy as that".
invited Channel 4’s Time Team to investigate, and they eventually
worked out what the site originally looked like.
recreating the Norman invasion at the site of a former castle.
children performed a play about the Norman invasion. The village
boasts a strong sense of community.
can also boast another piece of history, with the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts
Club based nearby.
member Chris Baines says "It’s having a bit of British engineering
underneath you", for his passion over the motor car.
single road through the village is top and tailed by the A508 and
the A5, around 5 miles south of Stoke Bruerne.