The Ford (Coda's Ford)
Codford was sited on an ancient road running on the north side of the river Wylye, from Warminster in the west to Wilton in the east. It grew up on that road at the point at which the Chitterne brook, which flowed down from the north side of the valley, joined the main river. In Anglo-Saxon times, if not before, two fords were located there. One, presumably the more important, was Coda’s ford, from which the village derives its name, while the second was known as Odenford or Oda’s ford. Early documentary evidence shows that both fords crossed the Wylye itself and not the lesser stream and that they almost certainly, they lay close to the confluence of brook and river.
The site of Coda's ford is most likely marked by a timber footbridge bridge and 18th century stone bridge which linked Codford with neighbouring Stockton