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Walks on the Wildside No 4 Kensworth

Walks on the Wildside No 4 Kensworth


There is a long history of human habitation in and around the Kensworth area with evidence that this goes back to before 10,000 bc. The village was recorded in the Domesday Book as CARNESWORDE. The people, and the area, have changed considerably since those days, and more recently Kensworth has been a centre for brick-making and straw plaiting. Nowadays farming is a major occupation together with a large chalk quarry although fewer people living here now work locally.