Brand and brank have passed away, the stocks and pillory no longer grace our village greens.
At the north country town of Morpeth a brank is still preserved.
Kirkham had its brank for scolds, in addition to a ducking-stool.
The brank was put over the head, and was fastened with a padlock.
Staffordshire supplies several notable examples of the brank.
Towards the close of the first quarter of the present century, the brank was last used at Altrincham.
The instruments most in vogue with our ancestors were three—the cucking-stool, the brank, and the tumbrel.
A second brank was kept in the prison, principally formed of leather, but with an iron tongue-piece.
We are indebted to Mr. Alfred Burton for a drawing of the Macclesfield brank.
At Doddington Park, Lincolnshire, a brank is preserved, and is of a decidedly foreign appearance.