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Caxton Gibbet, 1887 OS map

Caxton Gibbet

History of Caxton Gibbet

Enid Porter in Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore p184, refers to caxton Gibbet in her account of the murder at Monk Field.

Caxton Gibbet: from Leaflets of Local Lore by Urbs Camboritum (Cambs Collection)

Caxton Gibbet (MoC403/54)

Caxton – crossroads, 1936 (photo C F Tebbutt) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Caxton’s gibbet was rebuilt in 1934 using timbers from an old house in Baldock, only to be cut down in April 1939. Soon after a replacement was erected. (Vanishing Cambridge p85)


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