Record Details

NHER Number:16985
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval gallows and prison


During the reign of Edward I the Abbot of Ely had a gallows and a prison in Wimbotsham. The location of the gallows is reputed to be close to the church.

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In the reign of Edward I the Abbot of Ely had a Gallows and Prison at Wimbotsham.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 29 January 1981.

In 1995 the local story is that these stood 'in the lane behind the church'.
E. Rose (NLA) 27 January 1995.

Monument Types

  • GALLOWS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PRISON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Directory: White, W.. 1845. White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk.

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