Scold's Bridle

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Title

Scold's Bridle

Description

The Scold’s Bridle was a form of punishment reserved only for women, and was designed to stop those who were deemed verbally unruly. The flat piece of metal or the ‘gag’ went into the woman’s mouth and the bridle was fastened at the back. From the seventeenth century, they are recorded as being used in England. This particular Scold’s Bridle came from Carrington and is thought to date from the nineteenth century.

Source

Trafford Local Studies Collection, cat. ref. TRA/5/7/1122

Date

Circa nineteenth century

Rights

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Files

Scold's bridle 1 (Carrington).JPG

Collection

Citation

“Scold's Bridle,” Exploring Trafford's Heritage , accessed June 16, 2024, https://exploringtraffordsheritage.omeka.net/items/show/2797.