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Gallows Stone, Millom
Gallows Stone
locality:-   Gallow Bank
locality:-   Marsh Close
locality:-   Millom
civil parish:-   Millom (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   stone
locality type:-   gallows (site) 
coordinates:-   SD17808110
1Km square:-   SD1781
10Km square:-   SD18
references:-   OS County Series

BOI32.jpg (taken 6.11.2007)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 88) 
placename:-  Gallows Stone
item:-  gallowsjura regalia
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
"Stone / Inscribed 'On this spot stood a Gallows the ancient Lords of Millom having exercised Jura Regalia within their Seigniory'"

evidence:-   old print:- Curwen 1913
placename:-  Hangstone
source data:-   Print, halftone photograph, Millom Castle, the Hangstone, Millom, Cumberland, by W Holmes, Ulverston, published for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society by Titus Wilson, Kendal, Westmorland, 1913.
image  click to enlarge
Tipped in opposite p.212 of The Castles and Fortified Towers of Cumberland, Westmorland, and Lancashire North of the Sands, by John F Curwen. 
printed at bottom:-  "MILLOM CASTLE. / The Hangstone on the Marsh Close ..."
printed at lower left:-  "W. Holmes Ulverston"
item:-  Armitt Library : A782.41
Image © see bottom of page

Travellers crossing Duddon Sands came ashore, east, at Gallow Bank, Millom. Here once stood a gallows.

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