Summer Concert

EVENTS IN WEST LITTLETON

Madrigals 2019

The next Madrigals concert will be given by the Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble on 22nd March 2019 followed by supper at Cadwell Hill Barn.

Gardens Open

OPEN GARDENS in the village of WEST LITTLETON Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 2019. Click the picture on the left for more details.

West Littleton Fast Broadband

Openreach website says - some addresses in West Littleton cannot order fast broadband yet. This might be because the length of the line is too long to get Superfast speeds. We're actively looking at other options.

Clay Shoot

West Littleton Shoot has not been held for some time now but watch this space for advance warning of another Shoot at this location.

Churchyard Flower Project

See the progress being made on the St James's Church Wild flower project.

Academy of Ancient Music Concert

A short afternoon concert was held in St James's church West Littleton on Sunday 17th June 2018, with tea and cakes afterwards, to raise funds for a CD being recorded in June by the Illyria Consort, led by Bojan Cicic.

Harvest Festival/Supper

The Harvest Festival Evensong and supper afterwards is usually held in mid October. Watch this space for news of the 2019 Service.

Church Recorders

The artefacts of St James's Church are going to be recorded and photographed by the Severn Valley Arts Society Church Recording Group over the next 2 years.

  • West Littleton Common May 2015
  • Sheep enjoying the shade
  • The good life!
  • A nearby garden open on June 9th/10th

West Littleton is a small village located to the north west of Marshfield on rising ground. It boasts around 50 inhabitants, with 25 houses, two working farms and St James’s Church. It is located between the M4 and the A420. The closest amenities are to be found in Marshfield and the historical city of Bath is a short distance to the South. The National Trust property, Dryham House situated in Dyrham Park is located a few hundred metres from the village. A Google location map for the village can be found under the menu item above or here.

 

West Littleton is a beautiful village with many buildings having stone tiled roofs and walls built of Cotswold stone. Dry stone walling in Cotswold stone abounds, defining field and private home boundaries alike.

 

The central part of the village consists of houses arranged around the Common giving a sense of openness and space. Some houses in the village date back to the 15th century with some possibly even back to the 14th.

 

The Church of St James is small in scale and originated in the 13th century. It was rebuilt in 1855 after being largely destroyed by fire. The striking bell tower survived and is one of the most historic and finest in the region today.

 

The church has a collection of 18th and 19th century wall memorials and tombs which were the subject of a considerable programme of conservation work in 2010. There is a dedicated website at www.stjamesmonuments.org giving full details of the work undertaken.

 

West Littleton and Tormarton are the two villages grouped together to form the Parish of Tormarton for local government. The official Council website is located at http://www.tormarton-pc.gov.uk where Council meeting Minutes and other details can be accessed.

 

Pictures above show a small number of Hampshire Down sheep on West Littleton Common, a recent resumption of the historical rights of villagers to graze livestock on the Common. Great for the quality of the grass and wildlife on the common and also for enhancing the rural attractions of the village.