Location of the gallows ?

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    Julian
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    I was hoping someone could shed some light as to the location of the gallows that stood in Hexham, gallows bank I believe led to it but where it was I can’t find any info , thanks

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    Mark Benjamin
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    The exact location is a bit of a mystery, I’m afraid. Although the the assumption is that it was somewhere up Gallows Bank, it does not appear on Wood’s map – the earliest of the town, and Wright’s 1823 History of Hexham makes no mention of it.

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