SURREY, to the south of London, is one of the home counties.
It is divided by the North Downs.
The little village of CHARLWOOD retains its two cell 19th century lock-up. The building, which is Grade 11 listed, has been converted in to a small office.
and a fine 11th-15th century parish church.
The unidentified victim of a murder was buried in the churchyard of St Michael and All Angels church at THURSLEY, where a gravestone tells the story :
‘ In memory of a generous but unfortunate sailor who was barbarously murdered in Hindhead on September 24th 1786 by three villains, after he had treated them liberally and promised them further assistance on the road to Portsmouth.’
A memorial on Gibbet Hill at Hindhead, marks the spot where a sailor was murdered. The three villains responsible were hanged on Gibbet Hill, in chains made at Thursley Forge, which can be seen at the Royal Hotel at Hindhead.