Speen, Buckinghamshire

Speen, Buckinghamshire

Speen is a village in the parish of 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 Forest where 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 military service 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 Guards in the early 1980s were brought here (Sefton being the most famous), and the stables have become a popular tourist attraction for animal lovers.

External links

* [http://www.petergoodearl.co.uk/laceygreen/speen/speen.htm Speen history and local walks]

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