Ford, Castle Road to E of Kenilworth Castle

Description of this historic site

The site of a ford which has been in use since at least the Imperial period and may date back to the Medieval period. The ford is still in use and a tarmac road runs through it, although the stone walls either side are much older. It is situated 200m east of Kenilworth Castle.

Notes about this historic site

1 There is no actual date for the instigation of the ford, but certainly it has existed for a couple of hundred years (and possibly it goes back to Medieval times when the ‘water-system’ of the castle and abbey was still in existence). It has been (and still is) a quite renowned and important tradition in Kenilworth life; and families used to spend Sunday afternoons watching the traffic pass through it.
2 The ford is still used today – it has a modern tarmac road but stone walls along each side of it which are considerably older.

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