In Trendles Field behind the former Noah's Ark Inn, in the extreme south-west of the parish, the remains of an Iron Age and Roman village have been excavated. Evidence has been found of round huts and grain storage pits, to which a celtic religiousshrine was later added. At the end of the first century AD a stone-built Romano-British temple was built on the site of one of the huts and a smaller stone building, possibly a shrine, was built on the site of the Iron Age shrine. The temple seems to have remained in use well into the 5th century.
This site is subject to an ongoing Oxford University research project, with excavations being made each July. In 2009 it was announced that the remains of a possible amphitheatre had been found.
Hingley, R (1985). "Location, Function and Status: a Romano-British ‘religious complex’ at the Noah’s Ark Inn, Frilford (Oxfordshire)". Oxford Journal of Archaeology4 (2): 201–214. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0092.1985.tb00242.x.