The so called "Westford Knight"
is a carving of unconfirmed origin in ledgerock
on the hill approaching Westford Center from Stony
Brook. Easily visible in contrast with the natural
features of the rock is a man-made carving of what
could be a medieval sword.
The origins of the carving are highly
debated. According to one account, the first Europeans
to reach Westford were part of an expedition led
by Prince Henry Sinclair, of Scotland. This voyage
would have reached the New World in about 1400 A.D.
The "Westford Knight" would then be an
effigy for one of the expedition who died nearby.
One can imagine the carvings to be seen as a picture
of the Knight, complete with sword.
To view the Westford
Knight carving in Westford Massachusetts, take I-495
to Exit 32, Boston Road. Then go west on Boston Road
toward Westford Center. Just before the Westford Common,
turn right onto Lincoln Street and go straight onto
Main St. Just past Roudenbush Community Center, bear
left onto Depot St and the Westford Knight carving
is about 100 yards down Depot St on the right. You
can park in the Abbot School parking lot, and walk
back up Depot to see the stone carving of the Westford
Gunn Society of North America has more information
about Prince Henry Sinclair's voyage and the possible
connection with the Westford Knight.
For information on contacting the Westford
Knight Commitee, please contact the Westford Museum