Wickham Skeith

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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Introduction

Now a dry parish. The village was recorded in Domesday variously as "Wicham", "Wikham" and "Wiccham". It appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Wickham Skithe".

Under an ancient oak on Wizard farm many Saxon coins were found (Harold & Edward the Confessor) in the early 19th century which were deposited in British Museum.

The village hall was built in 1909 as a men's reading room, to keep them away from the Swan, though it took nearly 60 years to keep enough away from it so that it closed.

The pond on the village green, known as The Grimmer, was once used for witch "swimmings".

A tower mill, demolished in 1925, stood near The Entry.

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Acknowledgements

Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.

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