Great Canfield Stocks

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Nation   England

County   Essex

Location   Hellman's Cross  Great Canfield

Map location   exact or closely approximate

Year opened   unknown

Year closed   1860

Century of Operation   1600-1699, 1700-1799, 1800-1899

Building Type   Stocks

Remarks   Site used for burning of a suspected witch in 1683 suggests the stocks might have been present as early as the 17th century. Restored by Parish Council in 2000.

Description: Stocks with whipping post

Photo by: commons.wikimedia.org

Description: Plaque by stocks and whipping post.

Photo by: commons.wikimedia.org

SOURCES

    Historic England, National Heritage List for England, 'STOCKS APPROXIMATELY 30 METRES SOUTH WEST OF HOUSE HADEN'S END', LEN 1122692

  • https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1122692
  • Great Cranfield Village Website

  • https://www.greatcanfield.org.uk/history.html

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