Description of this historic site

The site of a ford, a shallow point in a river where people, animals and vehicles would cross. The ford dates from the Early Medieval period and is referred to in 10th century charter. It was situated 300m south of Radbourn Manor Farm.

Notes about this historic site

1 Ford referred to as ‘stanhemeforde’ (ford of the people of Stone) in a charter of AD 998. The site is uncertain, but may have been where a track to Priors Hardwick crossed the boundary stream at SP 455577.

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