SU3662 : Combe Gibbet

near to Upper Green, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Combe Gibbet
Combe Gibbet
Combe Gibbet stands on the top of Combe down, and was erected on top of a Neolithic burial mound. It was only ever put to its grisly use once in 1676. George Broomham of Combe, and Dorothy Newman of Inkpen brutally killed Martha and Robert Broomham. For that crime they were both tried and then hanged at the Winchester Assizes. Their dead bodies were hung on either side of the Combe Gibbet to act as a grim deterrent to other would be wrong doers.
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Saturday, 9 April, 2005   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 9 April, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 36 62 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.6241N 1:28.6296W
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