The Three Crutches known locally as ‘The Three (Crootches)’ is a revered pub that holds a key part of history to Higham village. Named after a folk-lore legend, The Three Crutches, was appointed this title upon a 13th Century murder where the pub now stands.
Rumoured that a Templar Knight named Sir Richard Braybrooke was murdered by an arrow through the heart, after visiting the local Lord Cobham. His murderer was never caught and a three-sided monument in memory of the Knight was erected and on each side was a cross. The site was henceforth known as ‘The Three Crosses’ later developing into ‘The Three Crutches’ throughout the following centuries.