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Combe Gibbet is an historical but grisly reminder of the popularity of hanging in the 17th Century in England.
This gibbet is interesting as it is a double gibbet which stands over seven metres high in the middle of a Neolithic long barrow. It was put up to hang a farm labourer from Bombe and a widow from Inkpen who were allegedly having an affair and murdered the farm labourers wife and son by beating them to death near to the spot where the gibbet now stands!
They were hung in 1676 and you will find a record of their trial in the Western Circuit Gaol Book in Winchester Library!
The reason the gibbet is on the border of Combe and Inkpen is that neither side would assume the costs of erecting the gibbet so they split it. An interesting tale and an area that gives you a few goosebumps!
Combe Gibbet 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through Tuesday, with temperatures rising to 20°C on Tuesday.Partly cloudy in the morning.Today's Forecast
9->176% 36% 9 mph
6:50 am 7:11 pmRain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Thursday, Sep 21st
10->1573% 87% 9 mph
6:51 am 7:08 pmDrizzle starting in the afternoon.Friday, Sep 22nd
6->1527% 46% 9 mph
6:53 am 7:06 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Saturday, Sep 23rd
10->1914% 72% 9 mph
6:54 am 7:04 pmLight rain overnight.Sunday, Sep 24th
10->1925% 76% 10 mph
6:56 am 7:01 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Sep 25th
13->1830% 91% 6 mph
6:58 am 6:59 pmDrizzle in the evening.Tuesday, Sep 26th
12->2015% 28% 4 mph
6:59 am 6:57 pmLight rain overnight.Wednesday, Sep 27th
12->1929% 64% 5 mph
7:01 am 6:54 pm
Photos from around the surrounding area