Record Details

NHER Number:13281
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval gibbet


The site of a gibbet, used in 1797 to display the body of William Suffolk after he had been hanged in Norwich.

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Full description

'On hill between town and Royston Bridge'. Site of gibbet.
Used in 1797 for displaying body of William Suffolk after he had been hanged at Norwich.
The post was later cut up and used in building cottages at Knapton.
Information from (S1).

(S2) states that it stood by Gibbett Loke, which led from Hamlet House (TG 2871 3100) to Melbourn House; and that a beam was preserved at Royston House until given away to 'a distant museum'.
Copy of (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 18 November 1991.

Monument Types

  • GALLOWS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Whyte, N.. 2003. The Deviant Dead in the Norfolk Landscape.. Landscapes. Vol 4, No 1. pp 24-39.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Archive: Bolingbroke Collection.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. Footpaths have a long history. 15 August.

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