SJ3672 : Saughall Windmill - also known as Gibbet Mill

taken 7 years ago, near to Saughall, Cheshire, Great Britain

Saughall Windmill - also known as Gibbet Mill
Saughall Windmill - also known as Gibbet Mill
It seems that at some time during the 18th C, three Irish harvesters quarreled over their earnings in the vicinity of the mill, and the one who had the largest share was murdered by the other two. The murderers then stopped at The Greyhound Inn, Shotwick, and attempted to rob the landlady. Caught in the act, they were arrested and imprisoned at Chester, where they confessed to the murder of their companion. They were tried and executed and, in accordance with the custom of the time, their bodies were hung in chains, or 'gibbeted', near to the scene of their crime - in this case from an ash tree that grew close to the mill - as a warning to others.

Since then Saughall mill has been known locally as The Gibbet Mill - a name that must have served as a warning to potential criminals long after the corpses had been taken down.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Industry 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 362 721 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.5681N 2:57.3773W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 362 721
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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