Neal's Ford

Description of this historic site

The site of Neal's Ford, a shallow point in a river where people, animals and vehicles would have crossed. It dates back to the Early Medieval period and is known from documentary evidence. It was located 400m north east of the Post Office, Shipston on Stour.

Notes about this historic site

1 A greenway runs from Husbandman’s End eastward to the River Stour. The ancient track crossed the river by Neal’s Ford of which there is now no trace since the river has been dredged at this point. However, a hedgerow marks the continuation of the track on the east side of the river.
2 Site visit.
3 Pre-enclosure plan of the Town and Manor of Shipston-on-Stour.