Legend: 1 The Griffins’ farm was “Stockton Fields” to the family until the late 1940s, but in censuses, on maps, even in letters, was variously referred to as The Hill, Stockton Hill Farm (here), even The White House. Addresses were not that important in rural areas in times when, for example, the occupant’s name, “Farmer”, and the village name, would be enough to get post delivered. When a nearby farm’s being called “Stockton Fields Farm” (6) started to cause confusion that the Griffins adopted the name “Hill Farm”.
2 Griffin’s Lime and Cement Works 3 Nelson’s Works 4 Greaves’ Works 5 From Stockton crossroads, roads lead N. to Dunchurch and Rugby, S. to Southam, Banbury and Leamington Spa, W. to Long Itchington and on to Coventry, and E. to Napton-on-the-Hill and Daventry.
7 The Brick Works produced bricks for the lime and cement works and to build workers’ cottages. 8 The Stockton windmills (long demolished)
The Warwick and Napton canal heads N.E. from Stockton Locks then bends S.E. towards Napton, where it joins the Oxford Canal. The canal forms part of the through route from Birmingham to London, and before the coming of the railways was an important commercial transport link. It facilitated the setting up of the lime and cement works with their private wharves where barges were loaded and unloaded. Information on all the local works is given in the Brief History of Griffin’s Lime Works.