Gibbet Mill

£30.00£65.00

Fine art Photographic print of artwork “Gibbet Mill” available in 3 sizes.

Each print is produced on either 246GSM C-Type Fugi Gloss or 231GSM Fugi Matt Photo Paper, printed to order.

For each print, I quality check the printed image to ensure it?s perfect before sending to you.

For bespoke print options & framing service please click here (Framed image shown for illustrative purposes only, final framed product may differ)

All prints made to order please allow 7-14 days for delivery.

Description

A little bit of unusual history for you here, this is the Saughall Farm Mill, also known locally as the Gibbet Mill, but where does that name come from?⁠

It seems that at some time during the 18th C, three Irish harvesters quarrelled over their earnings in the vicinity of the mill, and the one who had the largest share was murdered by the other two. The murderers then stopped at The Greyhound Inn, Shotwick, and attempted to rob the landlady. ⁠

Caught in the act, they were arrested and imprisoned at Chester, where they confessed to the murder of their companion. They were tried and executed and, in accordance with the custom of the time, their bodies were hung in chains, or ‘gibbeted’, near to the scene of their crime – in this case from an ash tree that grew close to the mill – as a warning to others.⁠

Since then Saughall mill has been known locally as The Gibbet Mill – a name that must have served as a warning to potential criminals long after the corpses had been taken down.⁠

Now though it’s a beautiful home standing on the side of the Chester High Road, and I was fortunate to get some beautiful skies behind it as I passed by today.⁠

(Final prints do not feature watermarks)

Additional information

Print Type

Fugi Gloss, Fugi Matt, Greetings Card

Size

Single Greetings Card (10cm x 15cm), Small Print (Approx 20cm x 30cm), Medium Print (Approx 45cm x 30cm), Large Print (Approx 60cm x 40cm), X-Large Print (Approx 75cm x 50cm)

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