- Aug 9, 2001
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£6/5/7d seems like a lot of money for an uncomplicated design like a gibbet.Here's a replacement illustration of blacksmith Francis Neale's bill for constructing the Bierton gibbet ...
William Andrews, Bygone Punishments, p. 34. Reproduction of original by Outlook Verlag, Frankfurt (2019).
Accessible via Google Books:
https://books.google.com/books?id=3xayDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=gibbet+bierton+blacksmith&source=bl&ots=DC7FGuWKKP&sig=ACfU3U2mTKl2ZtRk8Mn4KK4n_B3397SCFQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi5g8Kb2cDoAhXPmq0KHbWsBHAQ6AEwBHoECBMQAQ#v=onepage&q=gibbet bierton blacksmith&f=false
UK Inflation Calculator suggests that £1 in 1775 would be the equivalent of £162.61p today. That would make the cost of the gibbet roughly £1,020 in 2020 money.