The Icknield Way

Photo:Icknield Way/Ashwell Street looking West from Station Road

Icknield Way/Ashwell Street looking West from Station Road

Document typed by Jackie Embury from Miss Hislop's handwritten green book owned by Janet Chennells

The Icknield Way


The Icknield Way was one of the old thoroughfares of prehistoric times.  Deep, hollow traffic ruts now completely silted up can plainly be seen in air photographs.

Ashwell Street enters the district a mile south west of the village.  It is thought to have crossed Arbury hill, between the camp on the south and the modern road on the north.  It passes south of Ashwell along a little used track above the village and goes between the Ruddery Spring and the hill where a celebrated Romano-British Cemetery was found some years ago.

This page was added on 29/07/2011.

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