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Robber's Stone

A Grade II Listed Building in Chitterne, Wiltshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1036436

English Heritage Legacy ID: 313474

Location: Chitterne, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Chitterne

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Salisbury Plain

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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