Gibbet Hill, Beacon Edge

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  1. Ian Topham says:

    Re: Gibbet Hill, Beacon Edge
    According to The Haunted North Country by C T Oxley, Nicholson was hanged at Carlisle Assizes in 1766 and his remains then gibbeted on Gibbet Hill.  He also identifies Thomas Parker as being a butcher from Langwathby.  Oxley says during a gale the gibbet was blown down and the locals gathered the body together and wrapping it in a winding sheet eventually gave Nicholson a proper burial.