Information for record number MWA2589:
Site of Possible Ford to SW of Church

Summary The possible site of a ford, a shallow point in a river where people and animals would have crossed. The date from which the ford was in use is unknown. The site lies to the south west of the church at Ashow.
What Is It?  
Type: Ford
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Ashow
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 31 70
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Alredfordbrugge c1427. Used to be a ford here which led down road running into Cubbington Lane. River is changing its course and running more to the S. Information from Mr Drew, Kenilworth.
2 No reference is given for the name Alredfordbrugge.
3 Correspondance and copy of illustration from
4 concerning the "ancient river crossing which linked the village of Ashow to the now defunct village of Bericote". The letter is mainly concerned with the local objections to blocking off of the ancient trackway.
4 Illustration appears to show fording point directly adjacent to church.

Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Warwickshire Avon; notes by A. T. Quiller-Couch. Illustrations by Alfred Parsons
Author/originator: A T Quiller-Couch
Date: 1892
Page Number:
Source No: 3
Source Type: Correspondence
Title: Letter from local resident about river crossing between Ashow and Bericote
Author/originator: T L Bowkett
Date: 1998
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: 44NE
Author/originator: JMM
Page Number: 44NE
Volume/Sheet: Annotated Map
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Pehrson B
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 3081
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
monument VILLAGE * A collection of dwelling-houses and other buildings, usually larger than a hamlet but smaller than a town with a simpler organisation and administration than the latter. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument TRACKWAY * A pathway, not necessarily designed as such, beaten down by the feet of travellers. back
monument FORD * A shallow place in a river or other stretch of water, where people, animals and vehicles may cross. back

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