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

1646 map.png

extract from
a 1646 map

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extract from
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).

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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)

Further Information


A 1662 map of the Underditch Hundred is on this webpage.