SMANNELL PARISH COUNCIL

 

East Anton
 

East Anton is close to the site of a Roman settlement (probably known as Leucomagus, Leucomagno or Leucu Magna) where the several Roman roads and trackways crossed, most particularly the Icknield Way and Portway. Its name is thought to be derived from the Old English 'eastan tune' (east of the town).

The Manor Farm House was built in 1647 and there a number of 18thand 19th century farm buildings (some converted into company offices) and some more recently built dwellings.

At the start of 2009 it comprised around 10 properties but is currently undergoing a rapid development of around 2500 dwellings.