In the post-medieval period the village had a barn and several lime kilns as well as houses.
The church was founded ca. 840 AD but rebuilt in Norman times; the tower was built in the 13th century. The church was closed in 1931. Many of the Baskerville family are buried in the churchyard. Three of the bells were rehung in St Andrew by the Wardrobe, London, in 1933.
In June 2009 St Mary's church was bought by a local archaeologist. In conjunction with English Heritage, restoration work on the church has commenced: St Mary's is a grade II* scheduled monument and is on the "Heritage at Risk Register".
Some people have said to hear bells and screams when wandering near the building.
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