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Gallows Howe, Troutbeck
Gallows Howe
locality:-   Town Head
locality:-   Troutbeck
civil parish:-   Lakes (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   hill
locality type:-   gallows (site) 
coordinates:-   NY413037
1Km square:-   NY4103
10Km square:-   NY40

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series
placename:-  Gallow Howe
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.
"Gallow Howe"

evidence:-   old text:- Martineau 1855
source data:-   Guide book, A Complete Guide to the English Lakes, by Harriet Martineau, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, and by Whittaker and Co, London, 1855; published 1855-76.
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Page 34:-  "Troutbeck ... After Romans and Saxons were gone, the valley was a great park, and the inhabitants were virtually serfs, in danger of the gallows, (which had a hill to itself, named after it to this day) at the will and pleasure of the one great man. ..."

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