Archaeological evidence suggests Stone Age settlers inhabited the parish.
Up until about 1840, the greater part of this parish was a rabbit warren. Durring the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the DIXON family converted the tiny village into a planned estate village with new farm buildings, a school and the village hall.
There is a cross in the churchyard in memory of the men of the village who died in World War I.
Kate NICOL has a photograph of the War Memorial cross on Geo-graph, taken in February, 2010.
The military set up an "Aspirin" transmitter here in World War II. This transmitter would interrupt or interfere with the German Luftwaffe's Knickebein signal which was used to direct bombers to their targets.