The word TYTE is common throughout Oxfordshire meaning ‘An artificial hollow from which people collected water’ while TAP denotes the outlet.
The natural springs at TYTE TAP in Great Rollright were originally thought to be used by drovers as a watering hole and until the late 1960’s were also used by the local residents to obtain their household water. This ceased with the arrival of mains water in the village.
The site was developed as a Millennium Project (2000) by many local residents to be both a place of tranquillity for all to enjoy and a habitat where both flora and fauna are encouraged to flourish.
Great Rollright’s Tyte Tap can be found on Tyte End on the left before the junction with Church End.