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Record details

BCC record ID:0690702000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Historical records of a long winding feature marking the southern boundary of Granborough in medieval and post-medieval times
Grid Reference:SP 76657 24205

WINSLOW, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

GRANBOROUGH, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • TRACKWAY (10th Century to 18th Century - 900 AD? to 1799 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 a long winding feature forming the southern boundary of Granborough and interpets this as the 'Street' which once connected three hamlets - Heortmere, Heorthill and Stapeleum. It appears on the 1599 map but has disappeared before enclosure in the 18th century. A record in the Winslow Court Roll of 1431 refers to 'Herthullelanendon'' or the Street. Correspondence in the archives of the Verney family dated 1746 notes that the Cranbourgh and Swanbourne people have lost spirit and are allowing roads to be stopped up, possibly indicating that the 'Street' went out of use at this time (1, 2).

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
<2>Bibliographic reference: Margaret Maria, Lady Verney. 1930. Verney Letters of the 18th century. 2 Vols?. Vol 2, p255

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

Related monuments: none