Tyne and Wear HER(6509): Newcastle, Town Moor, gallows - Details
Newcastle, Town Moor, gallows
Criminals were taken along Gallowgate to the gallows on the Town Moor (Castle Leazes HER 1358) near Fenham Barracks (HER 4093), where between 1650 and 1829 44 people were executed. The last execution on the Town Moor was on Friday 23 August 1844 when Mark Sherwood was nahged for the murder of his wife Ann.
D. Lovie, 1997, The Buildings of Grainger Town; Jack and John Leslie, 2003, Down our streets - Newcastle's street names explored, p 22; P Winter, D Milne, J Brown, A Rushworth, 1989, Northern Heritage - Newcastle upon Tyne, p 116; Rob Kirkup, 2009, Ghostly Tyne and Wear, pages 100-102; Nigel Green, 2009, Tough Times & Grisly Crimes, pages 3 - 5