A Curious Footpath

A Curious Footpath

This photograph shows the ancient cobbled footpath and bridge across the River Avon at Saxon Mill.  Outwardly this is just a footpath crossing the Avon, which happens also to mark the Milverton/Warwick parish boundary.  The footpath extends from the river crossing as...
Parish Boundary Marker Stones

Parish Boundary Marker Stones

Leamington, like any medieval parish, was defined by its boundaries at a time when it was important that villagers and their neighbours should know and respect the limits of the parish, – hence the yearly walking of the boundaries at Rogation time. The parish...
Remnants of Ridge and Furrow Fields in Leamington Priors

Remnants of Ridge and Furrow Fields in Leamington Priors

The present field pattern in almost every village in central England is the result of an Enclosure Award at some time in the distant past. Prior to Enclosure, each village would have had two, three or possibly four large open fields, farmed on a communal system, with...