Many famous people are linked with the Ringlestone Inn, as the Ringlestone Road was an ideal route for smuggling and other criminal activities, being both a main thoroughfare and largely un-policed. Highwayman Elias Shepherd used the road to his advantage by accosting coaches running between Faversham and Canterbury. Because of his activities, and those of similar infamous highwaymen, the crossroads near the Ringlestone Inn, with directions to Harrietsham and Wormshill, are called the Black Post Crossroads. It was at this point that many highwaymen were hanged, as criminals were considered in league with the Devil and unworthy of being buried in consecrated ground. Elias Shepherd was finally captured and then hanged at Penenden Heath in 1765. The area around the Black Post Crossroads is claimed by many locals to be a haunted area. Mosborough | Aldington | Barnsley | Barnsley | Bartholomews | Bickley | Bolton | Buckinghamshire | Chester | Cornwall | Derbyshire | Devon | Dumfries | Eastwood | Eckington | Ecton | Holywell | Ireland | Norfolk | North Yorkshire | Northampshire | Northumberland | Nuneaton | Oxfordshire | Oxfordshire | Pluckley | pontefract | Ringlestone | Ringlestone | Ringlestone | Scotland | Sheffield | Shipwrights | South Yorkshire | Sussex | sussex | Wilton Row |
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