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Stock of Varied Pattern which Chastened our Great Grandfathers

Stock of Varied Pattern which Chastened our Great Grandfathers

At the Devonshire village of Ottery St. Mary (top left), which is about three miles from Sidmouth, the stocks are to a certain degree protected from the weather and the drippings from the trees by a roof, and the same precautions have been taken at Hackney (London) (top right). In the latter case tile-instrument is mounted on a carriage. Below are the stocks at Lymm, Cheshire, standing below the old village cross upon an imposing natural plinth of rock. Here the evil-doer was more than usually conspicuous as he sat in enforced and ridiculous contemplation.

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