Proposed features/stocks

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Status: Proposed (under way)
Proposed by: Flint
Tagging: historic=stocks
Applies to: node
Definition: A device used in medieval times for public humiliation and corporal punishment.
Rendered as: *
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Proposed on: *
RFC start: 2008-09-22
Vote start: *
Vote end: *


Stocks were used until 1872 in the United Kingdom for public humiliation and punishment of offenders. An offender would be shackled by their hands, feet, head (or a combination thereof), and subjected to ridicule, beatings or worse.

Examples of stocks have survived to the present day, and can be found in many towns and villages around the UK.

For more information, see the Wikipedia article on stocks.


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Stocks at Car Colston, Nottinghamshire, England.
The old village stocks in Chapeltown, Lancashire, England.

First image taken and uploaded by User:Flint. Second image taken from Wikipedia with thanks to the original uploader.


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  • Would this only be used to tag historic stocks that were actually used, and not modern reproductions (such as those outside The Tales of Robin Hood in Nottingham, if I remember correctly)? EdLoach 12:02, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
I'd expect this to be for historic stocks and modern reproductions which are not already tagged as part of another feature. For your example "Tales of Robin Hood" in Nottingham (which, incidentally, is roughly 100 yards from where I'm sat) I'd expect this to be tagged separately as "tourism=attraction" or similar. Flint 12:23, 22 September 2008 (UTC)