Even before Farrinfgford was built there were factors that made the hill a good place to build. Find out here where the name came from and some of the History that surrounds the first building here.
Evidence for very early human life in the Freshwater area is revealed in the few scattered finds of flint implements.
The southern border of the parish is fringed by a long, high ridge of chalk which extends from the Needles through to Freshwater Bay
The Anglo-Saxon word fær has the sense of a going, a journey or a way and can have the sense of a road
Freshwater region was an agricultural area; small hamlets and farmsteads, dispersed throughout Freshwater Isle