Village Stocks (c.1900) - Village Green - Gretton, Northamptonshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 32.388 W 000° 40.548
30U E 657620 N 5823618
Quick Description: Village stocks circa 1900, on the village green, Gretton.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/10/2019 5:52:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM11M15
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Village stocks circa 1900, on the village green, Gretton. Viewed from the green looking south east. The banded ironstone building was a butcher's shop which had its own slaughterhouse at the rear. The building on the right was Gretton Stores run by a Mr Peggs.

"Gretton is one of the few villages to retain its stocks and whipping post, which can be found on the village green. The last recorded use was in 1858, when a villager was put in the stocks for six hours after failing to pay a fine for drunkenness."

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Year photo was taken: 1900

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