Imagine this quiet valley dotted with houses, the smoke of hearths drifting into the sky. The fields are busy with farmers tending crops and livestock.
So far, historical research has revealed the de Whitul family owned land in the 1200s, and pottery found during excavations testifies to activity here in the 1000s, possibly only a couple of decades after the Noman invasion of 1066 CE.
Look across the valley for the remains of the Norman motte and bailey castle at Pilsbury. Was there a link between it and Whitle?