Astley Arms
19 July 2021
The Fox
21 July 2021
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Whepley Hill , Chesham, Buckinghamshire HP5 3RL, United Kingdom
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Hello and a Warm Welcome from my wife Anca and myself, Catalin (Kat), at The White Hart, Whelpley Hill.  A welcome mix of visitors and locals is found at The White Hart.  We hope your visit to us will make you want to come and see us again.
​Nestled in a tiny hamlet between Bovingdon and Chesham, The White Hart was originally an 18th Century timber framed barn.  It then became, became,  J White Hart pub:   Originally a 15th century farmer’s cottage and a favourite for USAF during WWII. The officer’s mess was a shed in the garden.  There is evidence of a tunnel from the cellar, possibly a priest run.
Whelpley Hill is a hamlet of Chesham.  The name is probably from the Saxon ‘Hwelpa’s Hill’.  Hwelpa is ancient English meaning puppy or young animal.  There was also a family called ‘Whealply who lived in the village, who may have been livestock breeders.  Sadly, the village was hit by the Great Plague 1592 to 1593 and with it much of its history was lost.
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