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Latitude: 51.2054 / 51°12'19"N
Longitude: -2.0062 / 2°0'22"W
OS Eastings: 399662
OS Northings: 145131
OS Grid: ST996451
Mapcode National: GBR 2WR.9ML
Mapcode Global: VHB51.5YRT
Entry Name: Robber's Stone
Listing Date: 11 December 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1036436
English Heritage Legacy ID: 313474
Location: Chitterne, Wiltshire, BA12
Civil Parish: Chitterne
Traditional County: Wiltshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire
Church of England Parish: Salisbury Plain
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
CHITTERNE CHITTERNE DOWN
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
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