On isolated moorland just a few hundred metres outside the Northumberland National Park boundary near Elsdon, a lone wooden post stands testament to a gruesome story. Winter's Gibbet - or Steng Cross - is the gallows where William Winter and two female accomplices were hanged in 1792 following their convictions for the murder of a local woman. Winter's corpse has long since rotted away, and the gibbet is a replica, but visit alone on a windswept day when the pole and chains are groaning in the wind and it's all too easy for your imagination to fill in the blanks.
📌 Winter's Gibbet ★☆☆☆☆
Location: Off minor road 3 miles southeast of Elsdon, G.R.: NY 962908 ///rainfall.bluff.switch
|[View across the moor from the layby]|