Description of this historic site

Site of medieval wood called Westgrove

Notes about this historic site

1 The boundary of Shottery, near Stratford-upon-Avon is attatched to a charter which is attributed to the decade 699-709 and is usually regarded as authentic. The boundary is thought to be of a later date. It’s course has not been fully traced in relation to modern maps. However, Billes leah is presumably Billesley on the western edge of Shottery. The next point of the boundary is westgraf, which is thought to correspond to the wood which is called Westgrove today. That wood, which is recorded by name in the sixteenth century is in Haselor parish, near to, but not at present adjoining, the boundary with Binton and not far from Billesley.

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