Site of Medieval Gallows at Bretford

Description of this historic site

The site of Medieval gallows, a wooden structure from which criminals would be hung as a method of execution. The exact location of the gallows is unknown but they were situated to the south of Bretford..

Notes about this historic site

1 In the reign of Edward I (1272-1307) a permanent gallows for the execution of criminals was erected at Bretford.
2 John de Vendon obtained a grant of a market in 1227 and here, on the Fosse Way, he set up his gallows.
3 Site not located.

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