History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The Gibbet Stone

A Grade II Listed Building in Haslemere, Surrey

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1143 / 51°6'51"N

Longitude: -0.7188 / 0°43'7"W

OS Eastings: 489778

OS Northings: 135780

OS Grid: SU897357

Mapcode National: GBR DCK.52L

Mapcode Global: VHDYP.H8C3

Entry Name: The Gibbet Stone

Listing Date: 9 March 1960

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1240884

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439319

Location: Thursley, Waverley, Surrey, GU27

County: Surrey

Civil Parish: Thursley

Built-Up Area: Haslemere

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Haslemere

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

Find accommodation in
Hindhead

Listing Text

SU 83NE THURSLEY C.P. LONDON ROAD
Hindhead

7/212 The Gibbet Stone
9/3/60
II

Memorial Stone. Erected in 1787 by James Stillwell of Cosford House and renovated
in 1889 by his descendant James John Russell. Sandstone, and shaped like a grave-
stone, approximately 3 feet high by 2 feet wide. It commemorates the murder of
an unknown sailor on September 24, 1786 by three other sailors - Edward Lonegan,
Michael Casey and James Marshall, who were apprehended the same day and hanged in
chains on the site of the murder on the 7th April, 1787. The inscription on the
back was recut in the C19. The stone has been moved a number of times but is back
on its original site, by the side of the Old Portsmouth Road which in 1786 ran over
the top of Gibbet Hill.

PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.485.


Listing NGR: SU8977835780

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

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.