Gallow Green

Gallow Green

The Gallow Green is situated in the west end of Paisley. The area is what is left of a vast area where the seven accused of witchcraft were executed (hanged and then burned). Their ashes were then buried at the crossroads of Maxwellton Street and George Street. A tondo – a Renaissance term for a circular work of art – was placed on top of their ashes with the inscription

PAIN INFLICTED, SUFFERING ENDURED, INJUSTICE DONE