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gibbet

a wooden structure resembling a gallows, from which the bodies of executed criminals were formerly hanged to public view.
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Warwickshire County Council decided to delay the closure of Kenilworth Road, between Gibbet Hill Road and Kenilworth, following the recent traffic problems around Whitley.
Gibbet Hill now includes the farm, the upscale Gibbet Hill Grill restaurant, and The Barn at Gibbet Hill, a special functions hall.
Winter's Gibbet was erected after the murder of Margaret Crozier who lived at "Raw Pele" two miles North of Elsdon, Northumberland.
Warwickshire County Council has decided to delay the closure of Kenilworth Road between Gibbet Hill Road and Kenilworth for one week until July 20.
William Jobling's body was tarred and encased in a metal cage, which was displayed on a gibbet at Jarrow Slake, in South Tyneside, for six weeks.
Kenilworth Road will close for over two months between Gibbet Hill Road and Kenilworth from July 13.
Shortland Horne director, Mark Sills said: "Land in the Gibbet Hill area of the city is at a premium so this development has created a lot of interest and we are close to concluding two sales from plan.
Despite their power and wealth the Holtes were unsuccessful in having the gibbet taken down and the bodies moved.
His reform efforts exasperated the colonial and English authorities; but for some inexplicable grace and his specific circumstances, he might otherwise have paid for his views in prison or on the gibbet.
Any suggestion that the good burgers of Halifax introduced a gibbet after discovering Asbos didn''t work, is pure speculation.
BOYS with the black stuff can't complete long-running road works at Gibbet Hill this weekend because it might delay travellers and gypsies going to a horse fair.
Wind company Air Farmers Ltd is working on a scheme for nine turbines, 125m high, at Elsdon, close to the Grade II listed Winter's Gibbet and directly beside the boundary of Northumberland National Park and the A696.