Monument record 0690702000 - 10th century boundary of Winslow Manor: the 'Street'


Historical records of a long winding feature marking the southern boundary of Granborough in medieval and post-medieval times

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded


Type and Period (1)

  • TRACKWAY (10th Century to 18th Century - 900 AD? to 1799 AD?)


An article tracing the tenth century boundary of Winslow Manor notes a long winding feature forming the southern boundary of Granborough and interpets this as the 'Street' which once connected three hamlets - Heortmere, Heorthill and Stapeleum. It appears on the 1599 map but has disappeared before enclosure in the 18th century. A record in the Winslow Court Roll of 1431 refers to 'Herthullelanendon'' or the Street. Correspondence in the archives of the Verney family dated 1746 notes that the Cranbourgh and Swanbourne people have lost spirit and are allowing roads to be stopped up, possibly indicating that the 'Street' went out of use at this time (1, 2).

Sources (2)

  • <1>SBC20208 Article in serial: E J Bull and Julian Hunt. 1996. 'Rewalking the Tenth-century Perambulation of Winslow Manor', in Recs of Bucks 38 pp90-108. Vol 38. pp90-108.
  • <2>SBC20209 Bibliographic reference: Margaret Maria, Lady Verney. 1930. Verney Letters of the 18th century. 2 Vols?. Vol 2, p255.


Grid reference Centred SP 76657 24205 (3882m by 803m)
Civil Parish WINSLOW, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire
Civil Parish GRANBOROUGH, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

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Record last edited

Jan 29 2018 6:06PM

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