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- I have removed the bit about the river Tyburn entering the Thames at Vauxhall, as this assertion was incorrect (Vauxhall being on the south bank of the Thames, Tyburn being on the north!).Bhasmanath —Preceding undated comment was added at 20:55, 8 January 2009 (UTC).
Why does the Tyburn Tree redirect to the Tyburn article?
The Tyburn Tree is an important piece of social history -- it's extensively documented and deserves its own article. It should be a red link instead of a redirect here. Sue Gardner (talk) 16:21, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
- If anything, it's the other way around: the stream itself and the few houses stood on their relationship to the gallows. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 13:01, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
The aftermath of the gallows
It's worth putting on record here that when the gallows were moved to Newgate, the beams themselves were used for the construction of Connaught Place, as a raft the walls were built on in a still somewhat boggy environment. The many bodies buried in unconsecrated ground where they were hung were disinterred and reburied in an ossuary somewhat to the west. In the 1970s, 1-9 Connaught Place was the Group Headquarters of Cadbury Schweppes PLC, who moved out to Leconfield House on Curzon Street in 1980 when the walls started to collapse. This was because the oak had rotted away, leaving the walls supported only by the sheathing of brickwork, by then an inverted channel over a void. The vibration of the heavier loads of traffic resulting from the improvement of Park Lane caused them to crack along the top corners of the former beams, with the walls subsiding into the void. Subsequent examination by the Site Engineer, Stuart Ross, reported that the void was about 1' square, which he was at a loss to understand until I explained the historic significance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:16, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Hello, I'm a student of History of English Culture in Venice, IT. As part of my exam, I've been assigned this article to improve. I will try to do my best, but, in case I make some mistakes, feel free to write it, every help is needed! My sources will rougly be: the website http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/, the books,"Tyburn's Martyrs" written by Andrea McKenzie, and "Tales from the hanging court" by Tom Hitchcock and Robert Shoemaker. --Elia7491 (talk) 15:08, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
Hello everyone, at the moment I'm trying to develop the paragraph "The day of execution" by adding interesting details about the journey from Newgate to Tyburn, the behaviour of the condemned and other things you will see in the near future. --Elia7491 (talk) 15:05, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
As soon as I have arranged the best way to do it, I will try to develop a new paragraph to talk about the battle for the corpse of the condemned after the execution. Should you think that this is not relevant to the article, just let me know! Elia7491 (talk) 15:31, 14 November 2015 (UTC)