Looking north on the A26 at Beddingham
|Area||11.4 km2 (4.4 sq mi) |
|Population||242 (Census 2011)|
|• ||25/km2 (65/sq mi)|
|• ||45 miles (72 km) |
|Website||Parish Council website|
Beddingham is an English village and
The Roman villa at Beddingham was excavated by David Rudling between 1987 and 1992. Construction began in the late first century AD, and the villa was occupied until the mid fourth-century. There was a wooden roundhouse built originally (around 50 AD) before Roman construction began towards the end of the century.
When the Saxons came, one of the buildings on the site was hollowed out, presumably to be used as a Sunken Feature Building (
Beddingham was a Saxon royal minster. It was probably seized by
The manor of Preston in Beddingham (or 'Preston Becklewin') was originally held by the Abbey of Bec and passed to King's College, Cambridge, at its foundation.
The original church was wooden. The
The 13th century farmhouse at Itford Farm (Grade II*listed) is being converted into a youth hostel (