Answers to the Stratford Crossword

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Across

1.    LAWRENCE - Spanish saint and patron of 238 Anglican churches in England
5.    PORTWAY   the road to Silchester
8.    GRADIDGE -    ? Gas Lane
9.    OSMUND - Sarum bishop canonised 358 years after his death
10.  DURNFORD - estates Great and Little
11.  FARTHING - distant item cottage,formerly Moreton, that has housed grocer, pub, post office, wheelwright and lacemaker
14.  POORE - Brother Bishops in early 13th C
16.  PITT- family name, Earldom of Chatham (title now extinct)
18.  OURN - mine, thine, hisn, hern, ..........
22.  AVONSIDE - Soda Vein (anag)
24.  MISTRAL - Arm Slit (anag)
25.  PELHAM - family name, Earldom of Chichester
26.  FRANCES - Nelson's wife (Christian name)
27.  SARUM - The cities old and new
28.  MAWARDEN - 15th C Wiltshire MP and local landowner who came from Marden in Herefordshire

Down

2.   ROTTEN - the kind of borough Old Sarum used to be
3.   ELEANOR - Henry II's imprisoned wife
4.   ROSE - ascended cottage
6.   ALBERTINE - formerly Portway Cottage
7.   HUDSON - Salisbury Mayor 1926-7
12. FONT - type the oldest thing in the church
13. COGGANSFIELD - Folding Cages (anag)
14. PHILLIPS - lane for screw drivers
15. SORVIODUNUM - Roman name for village precursor
17. TYBALT - Mercutio got his point
19. CASWALL - Curate in 1840s and hymnist
20. DEVENISH - woods funded by beer could be like the village Beer in Lyme Bay
21. CARP - complaining fish cottage
23. HERBERT - family name, Earldom of Pembroke

Crossword compiled by Kerry O'Connor

April 2021