Stratford sub Castle - name origins & spelling variations
revised Jan 2022
Information about the Hundred of Underditch, is at the bottom of this webpage, below the viewer.
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extract from a 1571 map
a 1646 map
a 1775 map
Possibilities for the FORD in Stratford include:
That from the Roman settlement around Castle Keep crossing near Tadpole Island in a line with Folly Lane, probably the oldest of these options and the southernmost;
Somewhere around the Avon Bridge and Dean’s Farm as part of the village of Stratford Dean and as the northernmost of these options;
Between these two, from Mill Lane (Stinkpot Alley) and by the mill(s).
Most of the village for most of the post Domesday years has been in the Hundred of Underditch. Its spelling too has been fluid.
Kerry O'Connor (revised Jan 2022)
A 1662 map of the Underditch Hundred is on this webpage.