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SIPSON GREEN, SCENE OF FOUL MURDER ON THE KING'S HIGHWAY: LANGLEY MARISH, CHURCH AND ALMSHOUSES

SIPSON GREEN, SCENE OF FOUL MURDER ON THE KING'S HIGHWAY: LANGLEY MARISH, CHURCH AND ALMSHOUSES

In that region which was once known as Hounslow Heath, and which had the worst reputation in the kingdom as the resort of the more desperate sort of footpad, cut-throat and robber-not the gay, gallant highwayman of romance but the genuine, ugly article-lay the hamlet of Sipspn Green. This survives, although the heath does not, and there are still the two inns. Opposite the "Old Magpies" (top right), as late as 1798, a gentleman was shot in his coach. He was taken into the "Three Magpies" (top left) to die, and the doctor sent for was robbed by the same villains. Farther along the road, eighteen and a half miles from London, we reach Langley Marish, with its old almshouses and its brick-walled churchyard.

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