West Littleton

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Church of St. James's, West Littleton

West Littleton is a small hamlet of approximately 50 inhabitants.

It is located in South Gloucestershire, England, between the M4 and the A420. The closest amenities are in Marshfield and the historic city of Bath is a short distance to the south. The stately home, Dyrham Park, is located a few hundred metres from the village.

West Littleton shot to international prominence as being the hideout retreat for Hugh Grant at the time of his alleged affair with a Los Angeles prostitute. The world's press descended upon this charming little village and camped outside Grant's house. The village boasts approximately 25 houses, a working farm, a red telephone box and a church. The Beaufort Hunt regularly uses the village green as a starting point for their hunts though this has obviously been somewhat curtailed due to the recent legislation banning fox hunting.

West Littleton is considered a gem of a village with a farming background. Some houses in the village date back to the 15th century with some possibly even back to the 14th.

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Coordinates: 51°28′40″N 2°20′40″W / 51.47778°N 2.34444°W / 51.47778; -2.34444