Winter’s Gibbet …

Trackbacks are closed, but you can post a comment.

… Steng Cross. In 1791 the body of William Winter was hung here in chains, in sight of the place where he had murdered old Margaret Crozier of the Raw Elsdon.
The present gibbet was erected on the exact site of the original. The large block of stone at the foot og the gibbet is the base of the Saxon Cross which marked the highest point of the ancient drove road, down which cattle were driven from Scotland to the English markets.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s