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Combe Gibbet is an historical but grisly reminder of the popularity of hanging in the 17th Century in England.
This gibbet is interesting as it is a double gibbet which stands over seven metres high in the middle of a Neolithic long barrow. It was put up to hang a farm labourer from Bombe and a widow from Inkpen who were allegedly having an affair and murdered the farm labourers wife and son by beating them to death near to the spot where the gibbet now stands!
They were hung in 1676 and you will find a record of their trial in the Western Circuit Gaol Book in Winchester Library!
The reason the gibbet is on the border of Combe and Inkpen is that neither side would assume the costs of erecting the gibbet so they split it. An interesting tale and an area that gives you a few goosebumps!
Combe Gibbet Weather Forecast
No precipitation throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 25°C on Saturday.Mostly cloudy until evening.Today's Forecast
12->2011% 55% 8 mph
5:05 am 9:02 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Wednesday, May 24th
12->230% 43% 2 mph
5:04 am 9:04 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Thursday, May 25th
13->241% 19% 5 mph
5:03 am 9:05 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
13->250% 1% 10 mph
5:02 am 9:06 pmMostly cloudy overnight.Saturday, May 27th
15->252% 6% 9 mph
5:00 am 9:08 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, May 28th
10->197% 91% 8 mph
4:59 am 9:09 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Monday, May 29th
8->183% 70% 4 mph
4:59 am 9:10 pmClear throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
8->201% 0% 5 mph
4:58 am 9:11 pm
Photos from around the surrounding area