Site of Stocks at Church Lane/Southam Road
The site of a pillory or stocks, a wooden frame through which criminals would put their hands and heads and be exposed to public ridicule. The pillory was in use during the Imperial period and was situated at the junction of Church Land and Southam Road, Radford Semele.
1 The village stocks were on the W side of Church Lane at the top of Southam Road. J Hitchcox never saw them, but his father pointed out their position and told him that his grandfather was in them often. People were put in them generally for being drunk on Saturday night, and were placed there on Sunday morning facing the people going to church. Information J Hitchcox.