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Early-attested site in the Parish of King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • de la Ford c.1250 NQB 1275


This is the ford by which Ryknild Street crosses the Rea.It is apparently a case of the French definite article coalescing with the following English significant word, cf. Lawell House in Chudleigh (D), 1329 ExonReg. mansum suum de la Walle .