A whitewashed inn on a remote crossroads, the Busby Stoop is named after Tom Busby, who was hanged and gibbeted here in 1702. The gallows that bore his rotting body stood opposite the inn and his ghost still patrols the area, his head drooping and the hangman's noose around his neck. He visits the pub from time to time, and the landlord always keeps a chair reserved for him.
Busby's crime was to beat his father-in-law, Daniel Auty, to death with a hammer after a row about money.
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