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Robber's Stone, Chitterne

Description: Robber's Stone

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 313474

OS Grid Reference: ST9966245131
OS Grid Coordinates: 399662, 145131
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2054, -2.0062

Location: Chitterne, Wiltshire BA12 0LA

Locality: Chitterne
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0LA

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Listing Text

SU 04 NW
SU 005 476 (east side)
2/1 Robber's Stone
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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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