Philip Matsell

Died aged unknown

Commemorated on 2 plaques

Elliott Brown on Flickr
Peter Hughes on Flickr

Birmingham's Last Public Hanging Near this site, at what was then the junction of Great Charles Street, Snow Hill and Bath Street, Philip Matsell, aged 30 was hanged at 1:25pm on Friday 22nd August 1806 in front of a crowd estimatd at 40,000. He had been convicted of the murder of Robert Twyford, a "peace officer" ( a parish constable or watchman - the percursor of the later Police Officer) on that very spot and was burried in St Phillip's Churchyard. It was over 60 years later, in May 1868, that the last public execution in Britain took place near Ludgate Hill in London

Great Charles Street, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they hanged near

Ludgate Hill was the site of the last public Hanging in Birmingham. For the unfortunate few this was for them indeed The Last Drop

Actress & Bishop, 35 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham, United Kingdom where they was