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Ledwell means spring or stream called the loud one. By 1086 Ledwell was known as Ledewelle.

To travel by road to Ledwell, take the M40 and exit at Junction 10 (one hour and five minutes from London approx, 55 minutes from Birmingham approx). Take the B430 to Middleton Stoney, turn right at the traffic lights there on to the B4030. Carry straight on to Lower Heyford, and turn left at the crossroads towards the railway station, still on the B4030. When you reach the traffic lights at Hopcrofts Holt, go straight across (there is a little dog-leg at the lights where you jink to the right and then to the left, but it is effectively straight across), and continue on the B4030. After approximately two miles you will reach Middle Barton. Continue straight through, still on the B4030, and almost immediately after leaving Middle Barton look for signposts on the right to Sandford St Martin. Turn right to Sandford St Martin (as you do this you are now driving through Westcott Barton). Stay on the same road through Sandford St Martin, and about a mile and a half beyond you will reach Ledwell.