Post Medieval punishment place, Wolvey Heath
The possible site of a Post Medieval punishment place where Lady Smyth was burnt at the stake. The site is suggested by documentary evidence and is situated to the south of Wolvey Heath.
1 Lady Smyth was burnt at a stake near the Hermitage on Wolvey Heath. The country people to this day show the place. About 100 yards S of the Hermitage is a circle of raised ground where the Lady Smyth was burnt.
2 The scene of a public execution in 1555, when Lady Smyth was burnt to death for the murder of her husband Sir Walter Smyth of Sherford.
3 This circle of raised ground was not identified.