Anglo-Saxon ridgeway

Description of this historic site

A linear feature known from documentary evidence to be an Anglo Saxon ridgeway dating to the Migration and Early Medieval periods. It is leads into Shipston from the south west.

Notes about this historic site

1 Rycweg (ridgeway) referred to in a charter dated AD 757 (though the boundary clause is of later date). It may have been part of the road from Stretton to Shipston, though the present boundary does not reach it. The field name ‘Portobello Lane Furlong’ in Shipston suggests that it was later a road to the market town of Shipston.
2 Map illustrating identified part of route.a charter of 757 AD