ALICE NUTTER

Location: Roughlee Nelson
Artist: David Palmer

In 2012, to honour the 400th anniversary of the infamous witches trials, a statue of Alice Nutter was unveiled in Roughlee village. Alice Nutter was one of the group of people tried for murder after being accused of using witchcraft 400 years ago.

The statue was designed by David Palmer who lives in the village and carried out much research into her story and studied the costume of the early 1600’s era to inform the design. It has been fabricated out of brass and corten steel where the artist portrays Alice as a dignified person rather than your stereotypical hooked nose, warts and ugly profile.