Origin: Badda's Camp
Domesday:The abbey held 4 hides. Land for 10 ploughs. In demesne 4 ploughs and 8 slaces and 5 female slaves and 12 villans and 8 bordars with 6 ploughs. A mill and 28 acres of meadow.
Approached from Fawsley on the A361 the village nestles at the bottom of a hill with the church placed on the high ground. The buildings are mainly stone and old but more recent additions blend in well and it is a genuinely charming location. (Arthur Mee refers to it as "a place of beauty at all seasons"). Although not large, the village has a couple of pubs serving food, a school, a shop and a bus service.