Wheathampstead Heritage: Virtual Museum Exhibit
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The name ‘Sheepcote' means ‘a pen or shelter for sheep'. The lane is one of the oldest tracks in the parish. It was previously called 'River Lane'.
The concrete bridge halfway along the lane carries the bypass that was opened in 1978 and is named after the Cory Wright family who lived at Mackerye End. Before the bypass was built, Sheepcote Lane linked Marford Road to Codicote Road via a ford. The ford used by the Catuvellauni in association with Devil's Dyke is thought to have been about 70 metres downstream.
The northern half of Sheepcote Lane is a byway open to the public and makes a good link for bikes from the bridleway that starts in the middle of the village to the Ayot Greenway.
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Date Created: 09/03/2013 10:56:54, by: Patrick Date last edited: 08/08/2014 10:23:41, by: patrick