TF9804 : Cranworth - the stocks on the church green

taken 9 years ago, near to Cranworth, Norfolk, Great Britain

Cranworth - the stocks on the church green
Cranworth - the stocks on the church green
Stocks made from wood or iron were used from Anglo-Saxon times until 1837 for punishing minor offences such as drunkenness, resisting a constable or drinking alcohol during a church service. The offender had to sit with ankles locked in place for a specified time, as decreed by the magistrate. The hands were free so defence from the crowd was possible. According to a law passed in 1405 every town and village had to have a set of stocks. These were usually placed beside a public highway or at a village green. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 February, 2008
Category
Green   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 983 044 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.0859N 0:55.6674E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 983 044
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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