- Speen, Buckinghamshire
Speen is a village in the
parishof Princes Risborough, in Buckinghamshire, England. It is located in the Chiltern Hills, about three miles south east of the main town.
The village name is Anglo Saxon in origin, and means 'wood chips'. This refers to the location of the hamlet in the
Chiltern Forestwhere trees are likely to be felled fairly regularly.
Speen is the location of a home of rest for
horses, and is the place where some horses in royal or militaryservice are retired to when they get too old or become injured. Many of the horses that were injured when the IRA bombed the Royal Horse Guardsin the early 1980s were brought here (Sefton being the most famous), and the stables have become a popular touristattraction for animal lovers.
* [http://www.petergoodearl.co.uk/laceygreen/speen/speen.htm Speen history and local walks]
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