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Photograph by: Peter Fairweather.  April 1985
Photograph: Peter Fairweather
Date: April 1985
UK66

Roadside A360

nr West Lavington, Salisbury Plain.

Wiltshire.

Roadside monument seen on the A360 road about 2 miles south of West Lavington on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.

AT THIS SPOT. Mr Dean of Imber was Attacked and Robbed by Four Highwaymen in the evening of Octr. 21st 1839. After a spirited pursuit of three hours, one of the Felons BENJAMIN COLCLOUGH fell Dead on Chitterne Down. THOMAS SAUNDERS. GEORGE WATERS. & RICHARD HARRIS, were eventually Captured and were convicted at the ensuing Quarter Sessions at Devises and Transported for the term of Fifteen Years. This Monument is erected by Public Subscription as a warning to those who presumptuously think to escape the punishment God has threatened against Thieves and Robbers.

 

 

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