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Icknield Way

History of the Icknield Way

The Icknield Way runs from west to east just south of the Heydon Grange Golf and Country Club.

In 1923 W M Palmer wrote:

The Icknield Way was a wide track running along this heathland, the only road from the south and west of England to the East, and formerly much more frequented than at present. In 1272 a Jew diamond merchant was killed on this part of the road by unknown robbers, but the jewels he carried, valued at £10,000 of our money, were not found by the robbers, although they were found by the constables.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icknield_Way

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