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A plaque commemorating the executions on the wall of Rougemont Castle in Exeter.

The Bideford witch trial resulted in hangings for witchcraft in England. Temperance Lloyd, Mary Trembles and Susannah Edwards from the town of Bideford in Devon were tried in 1682 at the Exeter Assizes at Rougemont Castle.

These women have been labelled as the last witches to be hanged in England, but there are subsequent cases which are not as well documented.

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