Object Title

Execution scaffold fragment

Execution scaffold fragment

Date

1746

Object Number

XVIII.663

Provenance

Presented by the late Miss J Ward Johnston in 1949

Physical Description

The piece of wood has been placed in a glass tube, mounted in a woooden frame. The frame has a plate attached which says
'A piece of English Elm from an upright of the/ scaffold which formerly stood on Tower Hill./ The last executions on it were those of/ Lords Kilmarnock and Balmerino A.D. 1746./ Discovered December 1882./ Presented to the Governors of the Tower by/ the Late Miss J Ward Johnston 1949'

Materials

Associations

Places Britain