History of the Building
The first recorded reference of the Wheatsheaf was in 1770 when a licence, witnessed by Magistrates Clarke & Knightly at Daventry Division Recognisance Hearing, was guaranteed, at a price of £10,by Thomas Kilworth, another Crick publican, to John Cooper the landlord.

The building was constructed of stone with a thatched roof.On 4th October 1886, the roof was partially destroyed by a fire which started in the kitchen .Click here to view fire report.

The pub is reputed to have subterranean passages connecting it to the village church St. Margaret of Antioch "link".

In the early 20th century it was used as a posting house. The Oxford Reference Dictionary gives a definition of the word "post."-

"From the beginning of the 16th century the term "post" was applied to men with horses stationed or appointed in places at suitable distances along the routes , the duty of each being to ride with or forward with all speed to the next stage , the king's packet or mail, and subsequently the letters of other persons also, as well as to furnish horses for use in this."
The Oxford Reference Dictionary

Oxford University Press, Oxford 1986.'

The pub was used as a popular meet point for the Pytchley Hunt until the building of the M1 motorway in the early 1960's which brought danger to the hunt.

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Wheatsheaf 2001