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ROBBER'S STONE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ROBBER'S STONE

List entry Number: 1036436

Location

ROBBER'S STONE, CHITTERNE DOWN

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Chitterne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 11-Dec-1987

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 313474

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

CHITTERNE CHITTERNE DOWN SU 04 NW SU 005 476 (east side) 2/1 Robber's Stone II Inscribed stone. Circa 1840. Limestone pillar with steel plate to front, rectangular pillar about 2 metres high with flat top. Inscription plate records the death of Benjamin Colclough a highway robber, during his attempted escape from the scene of the crime at Imber, October 21st 1839, he was buried at Chitterne. "His three companions Thomas Saunders, George Waters and Richard Harris were captured and sentenced at the ensuing Quarter Sessions at Devizes to Transportation for the term of fifteen years". This stone is within the army ranges on Salisbury Plain.

Listing NGR: ST9966245131

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National Grid Reference: ST 99662 45131

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