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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 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 sister website for Tormarton can be accessed here.


Pictures below 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.


  • West Littleton Common May 2015
  • Sheep enjoying the shade
  • The good life!
  • A nearby garden open on June 13th/14th

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Gardens Open


OPEN GARDENS in the village of WEST LITTLETON Saturday 9th & Sundday 10th June 2018. Click the picture above for more details.


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


Wild Flowers