The Crooked House, an iconic pub in Dudley (South Staffordshire, England), was built in 1765 and was originally a farmhouse. In the 19th century, one side of the building gradually began to sink as a result of mining. It later became (around 1830) a public house called Siden House, which means "crooked" in the local dialect of the Black Country.
The building was considered unsafe in the 1940s and was to be demolished. Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries bought the bar and rescued them, making the structure with buttresses and girders safe to preserve their crooked appearance.