NY9690 : Winter's Gibbet, Steng Cross

taken 4 years ago, 4 km from Elsdon, Northumberland, Great Britain

Winter's Gibbet, Steng Cross
Winter's Gibbet, Steng Cross
In 1791, the body of William Winter was hung here in chains in sight of the place where he had murdered old Margaret Crozier of the Raw, Elsdon. The present gibbet was erected on the exact site of the original. The large block of stone at the foot of the gibbet is the base of the Saxon cross which marked the highest point of this ancient drove road down which cattle were driven from Scotland to the English markets.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Gallows 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9616 9065 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:12.6048N 2:3.7131W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 9607 9069
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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