Spence Broughton blue plaque in Sheffield

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Broughton Lane / Attercliffe Common. Spence Broughton the highwayman, was hung in chains near here in 1796 close to the scene of his crime. He is thought to be the last man in England to be so punished.

Spence Broughton (c1746–14 April 1792) was a highwayman who was executed for robbing the Sheffield and Rotherham mail. After his execution he gained notoriety because his body was gibbeted at the scene of the crime on Attercliffe Common between Sheffield and Rotherham, where it hung for 36 years.

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