The town is situated above a large hill surrounded by a marsh land. It is said that the place wherein the village was established was a site of a former Roman fort. Before that, the Saxons probably occupied the place as evident from the burial mound found near the parish church.
As of the present, the town has a church dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul and is listed as a Grade I building, shops, and public houses. There are also two windmills, one of which is left handed (meaning that the sails rotate in a clockwise direction).