Fields by Sheepridge Lane towards the Crooked Billet |
A recent photograph showing little has changed
The Crooked Billet today
The Crooked Billet stood on a busy highway for traffic (ie horse and carts) from east Wycombe across to the River Thames where hay
barges were moored on their way up to London, taking hay for the London horses. The barges then brought back the horse manure for the local fields.
This was once two cottages and was also a smithy. A drink at the Crooked Billet was a popular walk for Wycombe folk as it was famed for its cider.
It also has a ghost, that of a highwayman who was hung for his sins from a nearby tree.
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