Traitor's Ford

Traitor's Ford is a ford on the River Stour, in the English county of Warwickshire close to its border with Oxfordshire. It is about 2 miles (3.2 km) outside Brailes and half a mile from the village of Sibford Gower, and is on the route of the Macmillan Way long distance footpath. The ford can be seen in the film, Three Men and a Little Lady.[1][2]

Traitor's Ford
Photograph of Traitor's Ford
Map showing the location of Traitor's Ford
Map showing the location of Traitor's Ford
Location in Warwickshire
LocationWarwickshire, England, UK
OS gridSP335365
Coordinates52°01′33″N 1°30′47″W / 52.02591°N 1.51316°W / 52.02591; -1.51316Coordinates: 52°01′33″N 1°30′47″W / 52.02591°N 1.51316°W / 52.02591; -1.51316

Immediately to the north of the ford, the modern road of Traitor's Ford Lane meets with Ditchedge Lane, a track that is believed to be an ancient trading route. One theory for the naming of the ford is that the name was originally Trader's Ford, named because of its location on this trading route. Another theory is that a traitor was hung here following the Civil War battle of Edgehill, when several local Parliamentarian sympathisers were executed by Royalists.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Warwickshire". wetroads.co.uk. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b Pauling, Keith (2013). Discovering the MacMillan Way. pp. 95–96. ISBN 978-1-291-60910-3.

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