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Caxton Gibbet

The Caxton Gibbet stands on a small knoll between Cambridge and St Neots. Not far away is the pub of the same name, which has been haunted in the past by phantom footsteps.

According to a local story one of the early landlords intended to rob three wealthy travellers who were staying at the inn. The landlord killed one of the guest in panic when he woke and found the landlord searching through his pockets. He then had to kill the other two to guarantee their silence. He disposed of the bodies down the pubs well. The mysterious footsteps are said to stop at the well as if the scene is replayed.

Another story suggests that a murderer was hung alive in an iron gibbet from the gallows and a baker who handed him a piece of bread in kindness was also hanged.

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