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Location address: United Kingdom, Westminster
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Tyburn was a village in the county of Middlesex close to the current location of Marble Arch in present-day London. It took its name from the Tyburn Brook, a tributary of the River Westbourne. The name Tyburn, from Teo Bourne meaning ‘boundary stream’, is quite widely occurring, and the Tyburn Brook should not be confused with the better known River Tyburn, which is the next tributary of the River Thames to the east of the Westbourne.
At this location was theTyburn Tree, where the hanging took place of criminals. The first grandstands were built on this location so the crowds of up to 100,000 people could watch the public hanging.
Linked themes: Crime and justice