Stanford (the stony ford)

Description of this historic site

The site of a ford dating to the Early Medieval period and known from documentary evidence. The name Stanford means 'the stony ford' and a stone scatter is visible near the site. It is situated 1km west of the church, Darlingscote.

Notes about this historic site

1 A lost ford on the west boundary of Longdon mentioned in a charter of AD 757 (though the boundary clause is of later date). In the late 1970s a stone scatter leading from Southfield in Ilmington towards this spot was clearly visible.
2 Map marking site.

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