Site of Stocks at Market Hall, Warwick

Description of this historic site

The site of stocks in which the offender's hand and/or feet were locked as a punishment. The stocks at Warwick Market Hall were replaced in the early 19th century by stocks on wheels which were used until 1872, for drunkenness.

Notes about this historic site

1 At the beginning of the 19th century a palisade of iron railings was placed between the piers supporting the arches at the Market Hall, and later the stocks, which formerly stood to the N of the Hall, were replaced by some on wheels which the culprit drew into the railed space. Here this punishment for drunkenness was inflicted as late as 1872, the year of its abolition.

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