This unspoilt country village is the setting for D. H. Lawrence’s ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’, including an ancient manor house, the fictional home of Lady Chatterley. The village is designated as a conservation area due to its architectural and historic importance. There are several listed buildings, primarily constructed from local stone and traditional roofing materials. The parish church of St. Katherine still possesses box pews amongst a wealth of fascinating antiquities. The Earls of Carnarvon were the Lords of the Manor; the fifth Earl being the financier of the ill-fated excavation of Tutankhamen’s tomb.