SU0047 : Monument to four highwaymen, Imber Range, near Tilshead

taken 10 years ago, near to Tilshead, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Monument to four highwaymen, Imber Range, near Tilshead
Monument to four highwaymen, Imber Range, near Tilshead
The inscription reads:

‘This monument is erected to record the awful end of BENJAMIN COLCLOUGH a Highway Robber who fell Dead, on this Spot in attempting to escape his Pursuers after Robbing Mr Dean of Imber, in the evening of October 21st 1839, and was buried at Chitterne without Funeral Rites.

The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them. Prov 21, 7

His three companions in Iniquity,
THOMAS SAUNDERS.
GEORGE WATERS, &
RICHARD HARRIS
were captured and sentenced at the ensuing Quarter Sessions at Devizes to Transportation for the Term of Fifteen Years.

Though hand join in hand the wicked shall not be unpunished. Prov 11, 21'

See SU0051 : Inscription on the Robbers' Stone, Gore Cross and SU0051 : The Robbers' Stone and a field, Gore Cross to see where the chase started.
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Friday, 10 August, 2007   (more nearby)
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Friday, 10 August, 2007
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Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 005 475 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.6446N 1:59.6103W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 005 475
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