(but needs somewhere to eat)
In 1297 the manor of Seend was granted to Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester. Hugh was hanged in 1326 for his support of Edward II. He was then beheaded, after which his body was cut into pieces and fed to dogs. His head was sent to be displayed in Winchester, which had supported the king. Seend was subsequently granted to Queen Isabella. Seend passed through many hands as a Manor, the last recording of it as such was in 1723. Seend's wealth initially came through the Wiltshire wool industry and its position as an ongoing trade and travel route, then wealthy land owners moved in and built fine houses.