It was mentioned as Blachedon in the "Domesday Book" of 1086. The name comes from the Old English bloec and dun meaning the "black or bleak down." The romans were there as early as 49 AD, but there are numerous archaeological sites in the nearby area that date back to the late Ice Age of the Mesolithic period.
A telephoto shot of our rental house (the middle of the three white houses a lower center) taken from the top of nearby Blackdown hill.
|The church of St. Andrew in the village.|
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