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Stocks and Pillories

This site is devoted to stocks and pillories. It attempts to cover as many different aspects of this subject as possible, from the various types of stocks and pillories to how these were (and still are) used. An unashamedly eclectic mix of witches, performance art, satire and much else besides. Whether your interest is historical or otherwise, I hope you will find much to inform and entertain.

Do you have any comments or questions? Do you have any further information or pictures you would be willing to share? I would love to hear from you. Drop me a line at stockspillory@googlemail.com.

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Law and order



At the mercy of the mob


Around the world

Chinese stocks


Barrel pillory inquisition

Shrew's fiddle

Other types of stocks and pillories

Performance art


Bring back the stocks!




Sexual offences

Social commentary


Links to other sites

Designed July - 1997 by StocksMaster. Last modified 23 January 2016.
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With gratitude to my friend Eija-Riitta in Sweden for helping me start this website.