From the brand new village green of Bishopston to one with a little more history. The home of Pucklechurch Cricket Club was once fortified and attached to the palace of King Edmund I (murdered by a local outlaw called Leof in 946). In the 16th century, stones from the palace were used in the construction of what is now the Star Inn, which overlooks the sloping Recreation Ground. Perched on top of a hill, the ground offers wonderful views of the surrounding area including the scene of the Battle of Deorham where the West Saxons defeated the Britons in 577. In modern times battles are mainly between ball and bat.