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BCC record ID:0690701000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Historical records of Late Saxon ford over Claydon Brook
Grid Reference:SP 78916 26658

SWANBOURNE, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

WINSLOW, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • FORD (10th Century - 900 AD to 999 AD)

Associated finds: none recorded

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Unclassified

Full description

An article tracing the tenth century boundary of Winslow Manor notes 'Foul Ford', some 8m from the present footbridge across Claydon Brook, which in pre-enclosure days carried the road from Granborough to Swanbourne. It is suggested that before the 10th century this ford would have had great importance as other tracks to the 'lost manor of Littleton' may have crossed here (1)

Sources and further reading

<1>Article in serial: E J Bull and Julian Hunt. 1996. 'Rewalking the Tenth-century Perambulation of Winslow Manor', in Recs of Bucks 38 pp90-108. Vol 38. pp90-108

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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