Origin: A round hill
Domesday: Alan holds 1 hide. There is land for 2 ploughs. In demesne is 1 plough and 2 slaves and 2 villans with a priest and 6 bordars have another plough. There are 5 acres of meadow and a mill rendering 40d. It was worth 10s, now 60s. Bovi held it freely.
A tiny village strung along a minor road off the A5. To reach the village you cross over the canal (at Whilton Locks), under the motorway (M1), and under the midland mainline railway and in spite of that the place is really quite peaceful