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PILLORIES, LOCK-UP AND WHIPPING POST THAT STILL SURVIVE IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

PILLORIES, LOCK-UP AND WHIPPING POST THAT STILL SURVIVE IN UNEXPECTED PLACES

At Coleshill, Warwickshire (top left), is a fine complete specimen of an old pillory. It is built to hold two. On either side of the supporting beam the board is pierced with three holes, the largest one, in the centre, for the neck and the other two for the wrists. An incomplete pillory, lacking the top board, is preserved in the church at Waltham Abbey (top right), while the lower photographs show the old village cage or lock-up at Shrewton on Salisbury Plain (left), and the whipping post with the bull-ring beside it at Horsham.

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