SJ7688 : Old Market Place, Stocks and Whipping Post

taken 7 years ago, near to Altrincham, Trafford, Great Britain

Old Market Place, Stocks and Whipping Post
Old Market Place, Stocks and Whipping Post
The seventeenth century Buttermarket was in the middle of Old Market Place until about 1850. Over the Buttermarket was the courtroom with a lock-up at the side until 1838. There were also a stocks and a whipping post. Public floggings, eg for stealing, took place here until the early 19th century.

As well as the replica market cross (SJ7688 : Altrincham Market Cross and Old Market Place), the Market Place Traders erected the replica, stocks and whipping post in 1990. The lintel from the Police Lock-ups of 1838 in George Street, which were closed in 1866, was incorporated into the stocks’ seat.

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SJ7688, 69 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 12 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 13 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7678 8807 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.3372N 2:21.0359W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7679 8808
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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