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10. Houchin Street

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Interactive Bishop’s Waltham Trail

A historic image of people wallking and standing in Houchin StreetAlthough little trace remains today, this area was once home to rope makers who made ropes for the Royal Navy.  Rope makers twisted hemp fibres until a strong but twisty and spiky rope was made.  The rope was then tied to the yew post and to another at the top of the street and was doused with water until it was very tight and “ship shape” and thus acceptable to the Navy.

Now cross the road to the Crown.