In the novel The Pale Horse, Much Deeping is an English village located about 15 to 20 miles from Bournemouth, in Devon. It is the location of a group of three witches who claimed to be able to kill remotely.
- Pale Horse - an old inn converted into a house, inhabited by three women Thyrza Grey, Sybil Stamfordis and their cook Bella Webb who all claim to have supernatural powers and who work as a team.
- Priors Court - home of Mr Venables
- The King's Arms - the village inn, managed by Mr Lugg
- The village church and vicarage