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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.

Bran and Brent ditches relative to Icknield Way (C Fox 1923)

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.


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