The Tupper family have continued to farm the land around Bignor Roman Villa to this day.
The farm is now managed by Tom and William Tupper consisting of 2,000 acres of arable and pasture land that stretches from Fittleworth to Slindon incorporating a large part of the South Downs Way and Stane Street.
A walk from Bignor Hill to Gumber Farm will take you along Stane Street through fields filled with some of our 3,000 sheep and lambs including around 1,000 South Down lambs that are marketed locally.
1,500 acres are farmed under an arable rotation producing oilseed rape, wheat, barely, beans and linseed, most of which can be seen growing in the fields around Bignor Roman Villa or on Bignor Hill.
The farm sits proudly in the centre of the new South Downs National Park and continues to support many environmental schemes to protect and enhance the landscape, biodiversity and heritage of the Downs.
Wildlife at Bignor
Lots of rare and important wildlife can be seen on the farm and around the Roman Villa. Fallow and Roe Deer can be seen most days grazing in the fields to the South and often a Barn Owl can be seen hunting along the valley.