Wheathampstead Heritage: Virtual Museum Exhibit

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Bridleway from Codicote Road to Ayot Greenway

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This section of the bridleway continues to follow the ancient parish boundary. The old coppiced woodland on your left, with many overgrown coppice stools, was managed in the late 19th and early 20th century by George Wren, a resident of Wheathampstead and grandfather of local historian Amy Coburn. His life is described in her book George and Henry.

The second wood is named Fish Wood, after a family called Fyshe who owned it in the 14th century.

Note in particular the large earthbank just inside the wood with the remains of a laid hornbeam hedge. This bank continues almost all the way to the Ayot Greenway and marks a mediaeval estate boundary.

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Date Created: 14/03/2014 14:18:42, by: patrick   Date last edited: 14/03/2014 14:18:42, by: patrick

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