Keys to the Past

Gallow Hill (Horsley)

This is the recorded as the site of a set of gallows and a pillory. They were first recorded here in 1294, when they were erected by the lord of the manor, Gilbert de Umfraville. They still stood here in 1629. However, there are no remains to be seen here now.

Reference number:N10124
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Horsley

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