Timeline 1086 - 1699
non local info is shown in brackets after date.
Bitton mentioned in Doomsday Book. (Boyton -
village/town on River Boyd) Oldland mentioned in
Doomsday Book. (Aldelade - old tract of land) The
"land" was owned by Osbern, Bishop of
The area has had many other names down the
years including: Holande, Oldelond, Wholdland (1564),
Wooland (in Elizabethan era), Ouldland (1661), and
Warmley is not mentioned but derives from either
- place by the weir or forest glade infested with
reptiles. AKA Warmeleye, The Warmley, Warrer Leah,
Warrenley (Rabbits were "farmed" on nearby
Siston Common ).
Cadbury Heath, again not mentioned but derives
- Cada's place by the iron age fort. AKA Conigree
Heath, Cabby Jeff, Cadbra Heath.
St Anne's Church at Siston was built on the site
of a five hundred year old Celtic temple.
Lady Chapel built as addition to St Mary's Church
Oldland Chapel is built (St Anne's Church is
built on this site.)
1377 (Death of
Tower is added to St Mary's Church in Bitton.
(original church dates back to Norman times.)
Siston Court built at Siston opposite St Anne's
(Death of Elizabeth I 1603)
Crown Farm built at what is now Tower Road North
in Warmley. The farm was one of the oldest known
buildings in the area. Used for a time by Warmley
Rural District Council as a meeting room.
Duke of Monmouth
1685 (Death of
Charles II 1685)
Duke of Monmouth camped at Oldland prior to the
Battle of Sedgemoor. (Cromwell stayed at Hanham