Wheathampstead Heritage: Virtual Museum Exhibit
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The footpath between John Bunyan's Chimney and Marford Road (B653) is an ancient sunken lane or ‘holloway'. It is significantly lower than the surrounding land probably because it was used regularly by animals and perhaps through water erosion: it is certainly often very muddy.
Many types of tree grow on its banks: these are the remnants of a double hedge, a definitive sign of a Saxon route. You can also see where the hedge was weaved to prevent cattle from wandering.
The path now marks the parish boundary.
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Date Created: 13/12/2012 16:58:36, by: Richard Date last edited: 28/03/2014 19:33:37, by: Richard