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Combe Gibbet

Long Barrow


In the Hampshire Highlands is Inkpen Beacon, and on the summit rises an old Double Gibbet. As may be expected, either age or weather in time forces this wooden structure to fall to the ground. When this does happen, whoever re-erects it first holds the right of feeding his sheep on the hill-side. It was carefully pointed out that the present gallows are leaning at a perilous angle, and eager expectations are arising.
Folklore, Vol. 34, No. 2. (Jun. 30, 1923), pp. 160-161.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
23rd October 2006ce

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