gallow tree

1) The iron gallows tree was a support for a pot over a fire, probably similar to the gallow-balk.

1552 my lande iron and gallow trees, with crookes, Pontefract

1557 a gallowtre of iron, Pontefract. In building contexts it could also be a great horizontal beam: 1657 The longer Gallow tree for the hall must bee 7 yeardes and a halfe longe: The shorter Gallow tree must bee 6 yeards & 2 foote, 15 Deepe and 11 thick for both the gallow trees, Elland.

dates 1552 1557 1657

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