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Greatgate Whipping Post

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Greatgate Whipping Post

List entry Number: 1006092


The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Staffordshire

District: East Staffordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Croxden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 18-Jun-1970

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: RSM - OCN

UID: ST 203

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

Whipping post 33m ESE of School House.

Reasons for Designation

A whipping post is a post set upright to which offenders were tied to be whipped. During the medieval period through to the 18th century corporal punishment in the form of whipping was a common sentencing by the courts. Whipping was often the punishment for vagrancy and petty larceny crimes. Punishment often took place in public places or at the local community whipping post. The whipping post 33m ESE of School House survives well and stands as a relic of this form of punishment within the local community during medieval and post medieval periods.


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This record was the subject of a minor enhancement on 6 July 2015. This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records.

The monument includes a whipping post situated on the grass verge beside Sandy Lane in the village of Greatgate. A rectangular stone base measuring up to 1m by 0.5m and up to 0.3m thick lies horizontally on the ground and above to the far end of this stands a stone square pillar of up to 0.4m in width and stands to a height of up to 1.5m tapering slightly to a chamfered rounded top. The remnants of iron manacles are attached to the north and south sides.

Selected Sources

Pastscape: 305425, HER: DST5774 and NMR: SK04SE25

National Grid Reference: SK 05577 40092


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