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The Crease


Micheldever can fairly be described as a picture postcard village with its quaint black and white half-timbered cottages, its idiosyncratic church architecture, a pub - the Half Moon & Spread Eagle, a Church of England primary school with an impressive clock-tower and a village hall (the Northbrook Hall).  At the junction of Duke Street (formerly known as Duck Street), Church Street and Sloe Lane (the road from Stoke Charity) is a small village green known as The Crease – the name is a corruption of the word ‘cross’ –  a spot where villagers can sit on a bench and watch the world go by.   Not that it has always been like this for in the 18th century there was a small cottage and shoe maker’s shop on The Crease.

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