Driffield Pillory

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Overview

Nation   England

County   Yorkshire

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.

Description

'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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    William Andrews, 'Bygone Punishments'. London: William Andrews & Co., 1899.

  • http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29117/29117-h/29117-h.htm

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