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Gateposts  Weston Underwood

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In the 18th Century this road through Weston Underwood was a private one for Weston House, and the public road ran somewhere to the South of the village.

The public could pass along the private road (the High Street) during the day, but through the 18th Century the two sets of gates were locked and manned at night.

Travellers had to use the public road instead, which ran somewhere to the South of Weston House and also to the South of the village. Weston house is long gone, demolished in 1828. It was set back from the road, out of shot to the right of this picture.

South is to the right in this picture and Olney is about a mile and a half beyond the gateposts. To the North of the road is Weston Park, the landscaped gardens of Weston House.

The second set of gates were about 100 yards behind the camera, by the crossroads where Cross Lane and Wood Lane join the High Street. There’s nothing left of them, at least above ground level.

Cross Lane is most likely named for the 15th Century village cross that used to stand at the junction; only the base remains. Wood Lane heads North West and will take you to Cowper’s Alcove, just inside the far edge of Weston Park.

These stone pillars with their carved pineapples on top are locally known as the Knobs.

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