Location Market Place, Driffield
Map location exact or closely approximate
Year opened Unknown
Year closed 1810
Century of Operation 1800-1899
Building Type Pillory
Remarks No longer in existence. An 1899 source places the pillory in the Market Place near the Cross Keys Hotel. The latter is assumed to be the pub now known as the 'Original Keys' at 20 Market Place.
'The pillory at Driffield was movable, and when in use stood in the Market Place, near the Cross Keys Hotel. The last occupants, a man and a woman, were pilloried together about 1810, for fortune-telling.'
William Andrews, 'Bygone Punishments'. London: William Andrews & Co., 1899.
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