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The Gibbet Stone, Hindhead, Surrey

The Gibbet Stone, Hindhead, Surrey
Photograph taken 14 August 2001 © Norman Wigg. Source Historic England Archive ref: 439319

The Gibbet Stone was put up in 1787 by James Stillwell of Cosford House. It commemorates the murder of an unknown sailor on September 24th in 1786. He was killed by three other sailors - Edward Lonegan, Michael Casey and James Marshall. They were caught the same day and hanged in chains on the site of the murder on the 7th April, 1787. There is also a gravestone in the nearby Thursley churchyard commemorating the same event.

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