Four Ashes, Buckinghamshire

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Four Ashes is a hamlet in the parish of Hughenden, in Buckinghamshire, England.

It was formerly the site of Rockhalls manor house - home to the medieval Wellesbourne family and later home to the Widmer family.[1] A farm on the site still bears the Rockhalls name and parts of the old manorial moat are visible.

Local legend tells of a dragon that lived at Four Ashes and whose image was painted onto the walls of the old manor house.[2] Also, a dell known as "Hags Pit" on the edge of the hamlet is alleged to have been connected to witchcraft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rockhalls Manor at British History Online
  2. ^ Strange Britain: The Legend of the Hughenden Dragon

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Coordinates: 51°39′14″N 0°44′02″W / 51.654°N 0.734°W / 51.654; -0.734