Information for record number MWA2519:
Site of Gallows off Mill Lane

Summary Documentary evidence suggests that this is the site of gallows, known as 'gallows knob', where criminals were hanged from a wooden structure. The period of use is unknown. The site is at the west end of Mill Lane, Cubbington.
What Is It?  
Type: Gallows, Punishment Place
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Cubbington
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 68
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 'Gallows Knob'. Here malefactors suffered the extreme penalty.
2 Gallows Knob, now known as Mount Pleasant, is at the entrance to Mill Lane on the right hand side. A bungalow is now built on the site.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Cubbington and Ye Ancient Daies
Author/originator: Bean B M
Date: 1910
Page Number: 32
Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Cubbington
Author/originator: Peppitt G F
Date: 1971
Page Number: 89
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technique Documentary Evidence Documentary evidence is another name for written records. The first written records in Britain date back to the Roman period. Documentary evidence can take many different forms, including maps, charters, letters and written accounts. When archaeologists are researching a site, they often start by looking at documentary evidence to see if there are clues that will help them understand what they might find. Documentary evidence can help archaeologists understand sites that are discovered during an excavation, field survey or aerial survey. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument MILL * A factory used for processing raw materials. Use more specific mill type where known. See also TEXTILE MILL, for more narrow terms. back
monument GALLOWS * A structure used for execution by hanging. Usually two uprights and a cross-piece, from which the offender is suspended by the neck. back
monument PUNISHMENT PLACE * A site where acts of corporal and capital punishment were carried out. back
monument STRUCTURE * A construction of unknown function, either extant or implied by archaeological evidence. If known, use more specific type. back
monument BUNGALOW * A one-storey house. back

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