United Kingdom Winter’s Gibbet, Elsdon

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David Taylor

About This Spot

Winter’s Gibbet marks the place where the body of William Gibbet was put on public display in 1791 after his execution in Newcastle for the murder of a local woman. The head that hangs there now is made of wood and not original, however this atmospheric spot is a stark reminder of Northumberland’s brutal past.

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